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Old Before My Time

There is a long hard road that follows far behind me

and It's so cold I'm about to die.

Chasin' a dream around the world that's got me feelin' down

tho it used to make me high.



Lookin' for answers, searchin' for the truth

in an ocean of lies.

Tryin' to find a reason to make the whole thing rhyme.

Can make you old before your time.



When I was younger

I thought I ruled the world.

It was an oyster at my feet.

Dancin' to my own drum

fishin' out the pearl.

Wish I would have been much more discreet.



I've lived a lifetime actin' out a part.

It's been a long up-hill climb.

Now all the things that used to mean so much to me.

Have made me old before my time.



Wanderin' aimlessly

wonderin' aloud.

Could it ever be much different now.

Remind me of the past, I slippped into a dream.

Funny things ain't never what they seem.



"Slide solo"



Living like children, never doing what we are told.

Would not hesitate to take a chance.

That road behind me now is paved with fool's gold.

It's almost time for the victory dance.

No more feelin' guilty for things I never did.

Feelin' nothin' for my crimes.

Livin' like a gypsy, dreamin' like a kid Make me old before your time.



There is a long hard road that winds so far behind me.


Added:  Friday, August 30, 2002
Submitter:  Butch Trucks
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hits: 16603
Language: eng

  

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Posted by karenbumgarner on Jul 03, 2009 - 02:26 PM
My score:

This song goes to my very own soul. It describes how I feel. I will be at the concert on October4. I would love to request it !!!

Posted by indianajoe on Apr 23, 2008 - 02:39 AM
My score:

Probably one of the best songs ever written and recorded. Listening to it makes me think back over my 50 yrs of life.Yes, life experiences can make you old way before your time. thanks Gregg and Warren for such creative beauty.

Posted by tracyj on Jan 03, 2008 - 11:14 AM
My score:

This song is amazing. This hits on so many levels. The story of each and every one of us...

Posted by RonAsher on May 18, 2006 - 06:25 PM
My score:

Please don't overlook that both Warren & Gregg wrote this song. Together they are simply magical.

Posted by frogwings on Apr 14, 2005 - 03:51 AM
My score:

My friend just died in a car wreck on his way back home. This song means so much to me as I think about his time in this world. Its amzing sometimes how lyrics can reach out and grab your soul. I think that everyone can relate to this song in one way or another. Thank you greg and the rest of the band for this incredible song.

Posted by SmilingMushroomHead on Jul 26, 2004 - 03:16 PM
My score:

Must be that special sprit up in the sky talking to me. Tampa Bay early 70’s ABB and the Eagles…what a day. Late 70’s all day concert ABB closed played at least 4 hrs. If not longer. Go figure …refer to username…time flies having fun. That was “When I was younger and I thought I ruled the world”. The last verse brought tears to my heart because it is so true for me. Thank you Greg and friends this is a very special song…Peace

Posted by RockerRobin on Apr 30, 2004 - 01:30 AM
My score:

This one stirs the soul of your oldest fans and sends a message to the newest. Thanks Gregg.

Posted by Slide_Guitar_Tom0223 on Sep 06, 2003 - 07:41 AM
My score:

You're the greatest, Gregg Allman!

Posted by hoosier on Jun 28, 2003 - 11:16 PM
My score:

That my friends, is Gregg painting another masterpiece. God bless him, he always knows just what it takes to keep us coming back for more.


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