Famous Last Words

Muziek en tekst: Michon Sprengers en Stephan van Rijt

The old man sighs as he sits down
On the bench, his past beside him
He nods his head and babbles a noun
Finally at peace with what is coming
And than he smiles
As he reconciles

At eighty-five he has lived his life
Memories pay him a visit
They take him back to his first wife
She knew exactly how to elicit
His gentle ways
Those were the days

So now his book is closed, no more to read
There will be no new tomorrow
His past rises and takes the lead
The old man gets up slowly and he follows
And quit intense
He says: “Goodbye my friends”