Old Man's Regret

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Featuring Edward & Sharlene O'Rourke

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I’m speaking to you from few moments rest
I’ve made these mistakes, killed my time so fast
I’ve spent every second with tool-in-hand
So quickly I strove to make me a man

Don’t you sit this one out as your time flies passed
You have no time for regret, oh no
Did you hear a word I said? Did you?
No regrets, no regrets, no regrets
Oh, no
You have no time for regrets

Following my father’s line I did the best I could
All the men with money, they told me that I should
Punched in my 12-hour days and came home almost dead
Had to make sure all but me were secure and fed
Who decided that this is the way for you and I
Someone higher up is living large while we die
And it’s not cuz we’re stupid or we don’t deserve
We work cuz we’re born and we’re born to work

8 decades passed and I stop to think
Was this for me, what did I complete
Was this on my list or was this on yours
I’ve spend 80 years of mine doing chores
And it’s not that I’m lazy or to don’t want to thrive
I want to work hard, want to be alive
I can’t help to think was this life really mine
Or is occupation to keep us in line

Go, do not stop
Scream, do not talk
No regrets
No regrets
No regrets

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from Make Me Digital, released September 14, 2016

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