Johnny Neiman - Live Old, Die Slow

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LIVE OLD, DIE SLOW

VERSE 1
You never left that has-been
High school football town
Bing Crosby record still spinning
Screeching that same old sound
Dying vicariously through
Those who passed before
The soil seemed richer on the other side
Six feet right through the floor

CHORUS
Live old, die slow
Pass forgotten and unknown
Shittin' in everyone else's pants
Except your own
Live old, die slow
Never had the will to grow
Now the birds and the bees
And the the wilted trees
Decay on your headstone

VERSE 2
Never had the chance to fade away
Cause there was nothing to fade from
Always had your trophy shown on display
Who you could barely call a son
With a straight face, in the hallway
Where the family portraits hang
Such a grand facade, an illustrious fraud
Do you even know their names?

BRIDGE
I've lived longer in a one-night stand
Than you have in eighty years
Cower in the corner of a crucifix
Succumb to all your fears
Cobwebs gather on the telephone
The black screen, your reality
The letters stopped coming long ago
Misery lost her company

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from Dad Rock, released January 3, 2017

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