Old Man In a Modern World

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This song is about a real convicted man who was locked up for most of his life. He grew old in his desolate imprisonment. When he was finally released he found out the world had drastically changed. He didn't recognize or understand what was happening around him in his new world.

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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

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from Old Man In a Modern World, track 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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