an original man (a song for keith) lyrics – yardbirds

a man i knew
died too young
and in the end
his song unsung
he touched my life
he touched my soul
given time he’d reach his goal

an original man that i knew
an original man right through

a sadness hidden
behind his gaze
before his time
in many ways
people copy,
take and steal
but my friend he was for real

an original man that i knew
an original man right through

time gives
and takes away
everybody has their day
even now
i see your face
you never left without a trace

an original man that i knew
an original man right through

/ yardbirds lyrics