Old Man In a Modern World

by Paul Arow

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Old Man In a Modern World takes you through an eclectic renaissance journey using stories and imagery. The lyrics embrace adventures of old lore, fantasy, love, and spirituality. The music shifts through flavorful harmonies and vintage sounds.

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released August 1, 2018

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Paul Arow Phoenix, Arizona

Paul Arow is a gifted singer/songwriter who arranges and produces quality music. The music is easy-listening, country rock, blues and light rock written in a classic style. Check out Paul's releases - Life Blood, Spiritual Man (Goin' Home), and Russian Lullaby Song. Paul has had a lifelong love of music and started writing songs during high school and is currently a producer/ recording artist. ... more

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Track Name: Old Man In a Modern World
There lived an old man captured in a house alone
He stayed there many years, couldn't venture on his own
Each day he woke up wondering how the world had grown
One day they set him free from that desolate zone

He saw cars that flew themselves
Shopping malls without walls
Packages they sent from UFOs
There was a web up in the clouds
Circuits inside people
Sleep walkers always looking down

After all that strange stuff he saw
He scratched his head in wonderment
Old man in a modern world
He was an old man in a modern world

He saw machines that looked around
Lights glowed and weren't plugged in
Houses talked to themselves
Shiny bank cards everywhere
Spacemen traveled earth and back
Boats and buildings stretched up to the sky

After all those crazy things he saw
He scratched his head in wonderment
Old man in a modern world
He was an old man in a modern world

He saw wards without beds
Babies born inside of tubes
Forests without any trees
There were athletes with fake legs
Many animal kinds were caged
Stuff filled the oceans and towns

After all the crazy stuff he saw
He scratched his head in discontent
Old man in a modern world
He was an old man in a modern world

With all the funny changes seen
He scratched in amazement
Old man in a modern world
He was an old man in a modern world

He was an old man in the modern world
He was an old man in a modern world
He was an old man in the modern world
He was an old man in a modern world
Track Name: Slay the Dragon
There once soared a fiery dragon and it ruled the sky by command
And a damsel was held captive by the creature’s ruthless remands
The reigning King and Queen sent a decree out across the land
A noble knight was found with a steel and a powerful hand

Slay the dragon and save the girl
Became the knight’s grand quest
Would he be the one who would overcome
The creature in its nest

The dragon lived in a lair of gold deep in the caverns high
Its wings spanned huge and scaly rising quickly in the sky
Its breath like a sulfurous furnace spewing to all the passers by
The dragon lay undefeated by anyone who tried

Oh, away, oh, oh, oh away, oh, oh, away, oh, oh, away
Oh, away, oh, oh, oh away, oh, oh, away, oh, oh, away

Slay the dragon and save the girl
Became the knight’s grand quest
Would he be the one who would overcome
The creature in its nest

The knight climbed up the mountain to battle the beast alone
The dragon came out with fury force tearing limb and bone
With last breath the knight raised up his shield and blocked its fiery groan
And slayed with sword into its throat having bravely overthrown

Slay the dragon and save the girl
Became the grand knight’s quest
He would be the one who would overcome
The creature in its nest

Slay the dragon and save the girl
Became the grand knight’s quest
He would be the one who would overcome
The creature in its nest
Track Name: Comin' Home to my Baby
I got a nickel in my pocket and ticket inside my shoe
I got a nickel in my pocket and I’m coming home to you
Hey I’m coming home to you baby
And I hope you love me so true

When I get down to the station I’m gonna jump right up on that train
When I get down to the station I won’t be feelin any pain
Cuz I’m coming home to you baby
And I’m missing you insane

I’m gonna ride into the city and step down on that street
Yes I’m gonna ride into that city and snuggle with you so sweet
Now I’m coming home to you baby
And I know it’s gonna be a real treat

Comin' home to my baby; it's gonna be alright
Comin' home; comin' home
Comin' home to my baby; gonna dance all night
Comin' home; comin' home
Comin' home to baby, gonna squeeze ya oh so tight

I’m gonna get there in the evening at quarter past nine
Yes I’m gonna get home in the evening, and make you feel so fine
Yea I’m coming home to you baby
I’m gonna make you mine all mine

Comin' home to my baby; gonna be alright
Comin' home; comin' home
Comin' home to my baby; gonna squeeze ya oh so tight
Comin' home
Comin' home to baby, gonna dance all night
Track Name: Jesus Will Never Forsake Me
The Lord provides my needs
He hears me when I call
I am safe in His arms
Like a spring of water
And a well-watered garden
My soul will not run dry

And Jesus will never forsake me
He gives me courage when the seas are rough
He walks upon the water boldly to me
And calms the storms with loving hands

God is my deliver
A light that leads the way
He’s the pure and perfect one
I can always trust in Him
He will never leave me
His hands are faith and steadfast love

And Jesus will never forsake me
He gives me courage when the seas are rough
He walks upon the water boldly to me
And calms the storms with loving hands

And He will never forsake me
Nothing will separate me from my God
Jesus is the Lord of Lords
Jesus is the Lord of Lords

When times get tough and difficult
I pray and I’m given strength
He gives me victory through the Son
The creator of the universe
His miracles are limitless
And yet He gave His life for me

And Jesus will never forsake me
He gives me courage when the seas are rough
He walks upon the water boldly to me
And calms the storms with loving hands

And He will never forsake me
Nothing will separate me from my God
Jesus is the Lord of Lords
Jesus is the Lord of Lords
Jesus is the Lord of Lords
Track Name: Mercenary
Do you need a one man army
Mercenary to start world war three
With gun and dungarees
Like a one man cavalry

Dirty deeds for a fee
Fighting for your democracy, your democracy

Mercenary, mercenary, mercenary, mercenary
One tough breed, one tough breed
One tough breed

What’s your preference; it’s all routine
So wonderfully, neat and clean
Your very own personal fiend
You must pay him in gold or green

Fighting like a machine
Not for love, God, or the Queen; not for God, or the Queen

Mercenary, mercenary, mercenary, mercenary
One tough breed, one tough breed
One tough breed

Mercenaries are always on the run
Soldiers of fortune, lie awake with a gun
War is hell, but the job has gotta be done
And if you want to, you can be one

Mercenary, mercenary, mercenary, mercenary
One tough breed, one tough breed
One tough breed

Mercenary, mercenary, mercenary, mercenary
Track Name: Russian Lullaby Song
Ooh aah Russian lullaby
Ooh aah Russian lullaby

As I sleep I dream on
Drifting away in the clam beyond
As I sleep I dream on
Drifting away beyond

Ooh aah Russian lullaby
Ooh aah Russian lullaby

As I sleep I dream on
Drifting away in the darkness beyond
As I sleep I dream on
Drifting away beyond

Midnight the moon is weaning
I see the light is gleaming
My time is only fleeting
My heart has stopped beating

I see in a lullaby a sacred nighttime bond
Where moon and a winter world shine in the mystic dawn

As I sleep I dream on
Drifting away in the distant beyond
As I sleep I dream on
Drifting far away beyond
In a lullaby song
Track Name: You Set Me Free
Darkness overcame me
I couldn’t lose my bonds and chains
My heart held enslavement
Then I claimed your bloodstains
You broke down my mountains
Cast my sins to sea
Forever healed from my afflictions
Forever I am free

You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free, now I am free

I was lost in desperation
The pangs of pain I cried
Then you died for my transgressions
No longer gone awry

You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free, now I am free

Everything works together for good
You gave your life unfailing love
You found beauty in my soul
There is peace under your wings

I’ve become a new one
The old has passed away
Loving hands of forgiveness
Yields new life everyday

You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free
You set me free, You set me free, now I am free

Gentle Jesus make me kind
Give me a quiet and peaceful mind
Keep me free from all that’s wrong
Make my life a glad sweet song
Make my life a glad sweet song
Track Name: Spiritual Man (Goin' Home)
I had a good friend he was a spiritual man, he said burn me when I die
And when I live my life the best I can up into heaven I will rise
He said when I'm gone you gotta set me free to the place I love the best
Just scatter my ashes 'neath the flowers and trees cuz that's where I want to rest

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

He spent 40 days in the wilderness preachin' in bars and towns
Ridin' on the back of a wild horse where and you could see for miles around
In the middle of nowhere old Satan run off, he was bein' drug upon the ground
A rider appeared out of the clouds so high and saved him safe and sound

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

Yeah, livin' in a world down under
He was a believin' man, I was a very big fan
Yeah, livin' in a world down under
He had a master plan, forever holy land

Singing la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

He got a sheriff badge from an arid land and he followed in the way
We walked the river, caught an eel in hand, gettin' messy at the end of day
He told me when he died and when he passed way that he would watch down from above
And help me to follow in the good ol' ways and always live in love

Singing la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin' home

Singing la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, no more will I roam
He used to say to me now, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Soon I will be goin', soon I will be goin', soon I will be goin' home
Track Name: You Have Made It Real
The birds in the sky will be singin’ today
Baby, when you come a-round
When you come around
And I'm hopin’ that your love won't be going away
And baby, don't let me down
Don't let me down

And I don't know, how to say, the feelings that I feel
All I know is baby, you have made it real
Woa, you have made it real

And the stars up above will be shining tonight
Waiting for us to pass by
Don't let it pass by
And the feeling is right, tonight is the night
Don't gotta ask why
Baby don't you ask why

And I don't know, how to say, the feelings that I feel
All I know is baby, you have made it real
Woa, you have made it real

When you hold me and touch me
You send my emotions off the chart
And I can’t explain the feelin’
You took my love
And my heart

And I don't know, how to say, the feelings that I feel
All I know is baby, you have made it real
Woa, you have made it real
You have made it real
Woa, you have made it real
Track Name: Everybody Needs Love
Everybody needs love
Like a flower needs the gentle rain
Pour it down and drink it up
Let its power take away your pain
If the sunlight shines in your life
Let the world receive it as a gift you give
Everybody needs love
Every hour each moment that we live

Share it with another
Love’s a hand to lend
Share it with another
And love will be your friend

I wake up in the morning
And I open my eyes to see the day
Looking all around me
I’m hoping everything goes my way
With a candle lit in my life
I can be a little light from up above
I wake up in the morning
And I’m hoping the world will live in love

Share it with another
Love’s a hand to lend
Share it with another
And love will be your friend

Everybody needs love
Like a flower needs the gentle rain
Pour it down and drink it up
Let its power take away your pain
If the sunlight shines in your life
Let the world receive it as a gift you give
Everybody needs love
Every hour each moment that we live

Everybody needs love
Every hour each moment that we live