Old and Wise - The Alan Parsons Project

by Tanika
(Queensland, Australia)

I attended a funeral for one of my uncles recently and the music played through out the service was indeed very fitting. Not only because it would of been music he personally listened too, but the lyrics were incredibly moving.


"Old and Wise" by Alan Parson's Project

Lyrics

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows approaching me
And to those I left behind
I wanted you to know
You've always shared my deepest thoughts
You follow where I go

And oh when I'm old and wise
Bitter words mean little to me
Autumn winds will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they asked me if I knew you
I�d smile and say you were a friend of mine
And the sadness would be lifted from my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows surrounding me
And to those I leave behind
I want you all to know
You've always shared my darkest hours
I'll miss you when I go

And oh, when I'm old and wise
Heavy words that tossed and blew me
Like autumn winds that will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they ask you if you knew me
Remember that you were a frined of mine
As the final curtain falls before my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise

As far as my eyes can see








also "Away Down The River" by Alison Kraus

Lyrics

Baby dry your eyes
There's no need to cry
Cause I'll see you again
It might be a while
Before you understand


I'm just away down the river
A hundred miles or more
Crossing over Jordan
To the other shore

I'll be standing waiting
With all who've gone before
I'm just away down the river
A hundred miles or more

Now the pictures on the wall
Will help you to recall
They're not there
To make you sad
But to remember
All the good times we had


When it's time to leave
You're gonna feel the mountain breeze
And the snow will fill the stream
And carry you to me





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