talking old soldiers lyrics – elton john

talking old soldiers

alb*m tumbleweed connection 1970

why h*llo, say can i buy you another gl*ss of beer?
well thanks a lot that’s kind of you,
it’s nice to know you care
these days there’s so much going on
no one seems to want to know
i may be just an old soldier to some
but i know how it feels to grow old

yeah that’s right
you can see me here most every night
you’ll always see me staring
at the walls and at the lights
funny i remember oh it’s years ago i’d say
i’d stand at that bar
with my friends who’ve p*ssed away
and drink three times the beer that i can drink today
yes i know how it feels to grow old

i know what they’re saying son
there goes old man joe again
well i may be mad at that i’ve seen enough
to make a man go out his brains
well do they know what it’s like
to have a graveyard as a friend
`cause that’s where they are boy, all of them
don’t seem likely i’ll get friends like that again

well it’s time i moved off,
but it’s been great just listening to you
and i might even see you next time i’m p*ssing through
you’re right there’s so much going on
no one seems to want to know
so keep well, keep well old friend
and have another drink on me
just ignore all the others you got your memories
you got your memories.

/ elton john lyrics