The first time I heard “Peggy Sue”
I was twelve years old
Russians up in 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
And say, “Man, you’re old”
Getting old
You’re getting old

We celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day
And Buddha found nirvana along the lotus way
About 1,500 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 race has walked the earth for 2.7 million
And we estimate the universe at 13–14 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


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Guitarra eléctrica: Paul Simon y Vincent Nguini
Bakithi Kumalo
Steve Gadd
Jamey Haddad y Steve Shehan

© 1999 Paul Simon (BMI)
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Comentarios: Paul Simon dijo a la revista Mojo en julio de 2011: "'Old es una canción sobre la gente que comienza a decirte que estás envejeciendo antes de que realmente seas viejo, pero ahora ya estoy llegando".

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