The first time I heard 'Peggy Sue', I was twelve years old
Russians up in a rocket ships and the war was cold
Now many wars have come and gone, genocide still goes on
Buddy Holly still goes on, but his catalog was sold

First time I smoked, guess what, paranoid
First time I heard 'Satisfaction', I was young and unemployed
Down the decades every year, summer leaves and my birthday's here
And all my friends stand up and cheer

Say man you're old
Getting old
You're old
You're getting old

We celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day
And Buddha found Nirvana along the Lotus Way
About fifteen hundred years ago the messenger Mohammed spoke
And his wisdom like a river flowed through hills of gold

Wisdom is old
The Koran is old
The Bible is old
Greatest story ever told

Work 'em out

The human races walked the Earth for two point seven million
And we estimate the universe about thirteen to fourteen billion
When all these numbers tumble into your imagination
Consider that the Lord was there before creation

God is old
We're not old
God is old
He made the mold

Take your clothes off
Adam and Eve

Copyright: Universal Music Publishing Group
Writer(s): PAUL SIMON

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