MOSE ALLISON lyrics - Old Man Blues

MOSE ALLISON
"Old Man Blues"
(Mose Allison)

Well an old man
Ain't nothing in the USA
I said an old man
Ain't nothing in the USA

In the Orient
Where the old man is a wise man
All the people kowtow when the old man walks by

But in the USA
Where the young man knows how to wheel and deal
The young man's got that sex appeal
The young man is the man of the hour
Thirty five years of purchasing power

And an old man today
Ain't nothing in the USA