don’t need this body lyrics – john mellencamp

this getting older
ain’t for cowards
this getting older
is a lot to go through
ain’t a gonna need this body
much longer
ain’t a gonna need this body
much more

well i can’t see much
like i used to
and i can’t run like the wind
i don’t sleep more
than just a few hours
i can’t remember where i’ve been

ain’t a gonna need this body much longer
ain’t a gonna need this body much more
i put in a ten million hours
washed up and worn out for sure

well all my friends are
sick or dying
and i’m here all by myself
all i got left
is a head full of memories
and a thought of my upcoming death

ain’t a gonna need this body much longer
ain’t a gonna need this body much more
i put in a ten million hours
washed up and worn out for sure

well i know one thing
i’ll die easy
and i know my life
is not in vain
because i loved
and i fought with many
and the people they loved me just the same

ain’t a gonna need this body much longer
ain’t a gonna need this body much more
i put in a ten million hours
washed up and worn out
washed up and worn out for sure
this getting older
well it ain’t for cowards
this getting older
is a lot to go through

/ john mellencamp lyrics