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This is a very intimate song about a parent talking to his or her son. It's about our expectations when we are young changing over the years and to try not to let those changes get in the way of our happiness. The hook says it all
When he was young
my son wanted to be like daddy
I told him "be the best man you can be"
"make time every day to be happy"
"and don't grow up to be a lonely old man like me"
It's got a sweet melody and is a great song to sing with passion and feeling.

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Old Man
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) Copyright ©2011
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When I talk to the younger generation
and their eyes grow wide with fascination
it's so tough to tell them the truth
about the world we imagine in our youth

Many roads lead to many places
no way to know what road your heart graces
flying blind through life, there is no other way
find something sweet, make the most of every day

when we're young we dream of fortune and fame
finding someone to share our life and name
we struggle with our passions and our fears
as the days slowly turn into years

When he was young
my son wanted to be like daddy
I told him "be the best man you can be"
"make time every day to be happy"
"and don't grow up to be a lonely old man like me"
"and don't grow up to be a lonely old man like me"

lonely old man
I'm just another guy
lonely old man
looking to get by
lonely old man
I wound up in a place
lonely old man
I thought I'd never face

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from The Best of Ted, released August 15, 2012
Written, recorded performed and produced by Ted Lehman (ASCAP)

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Ted Lehman - Songwriter Baldwin, Georgia

Ted Lehman was born on Long Island, a child of the 60's & 70's when he began writing songs and performing them. Ted's music has been covered by many other independent artists over the years. Ted is interested in more artists covering his songs, licensing his compositions and recordings for TV, Film, and video games.
For licensing inquiries contact APR Music Publishing, LLC apr@tedspromotions.com
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