Old White Men | Vance Gilbert

🎵 Old White Men | Vance Gilbert 🎵

Length: 0:4:44
Old White Men - Written by Vance Gilbert
Recorded Live 2023
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Lyrics:
I was such a strange boy
Forty years or so back then
Fat with big thick ol’ glasses
Trouble making friends
Cruising through my neighborhood
Could easily have come to no good end
'Til I stumbled into the workshops
Of old white men
“Call your mother, you can stay”
That’s about all they’d ever say
Then they’d take the lid off
Of some old wooden box
And inside would lay a gem
Made of string and spring
And wood and glue
Right then and there I’m sure I knew
Firsthand the raw ingredients
Of old white men
Old white men
Get tеary eyed Decеmber 7th
Old white men
Salute every flag they see
Old white men
Didn’t care how cool I couldn’t be
A drop of glue will do to help it mend
“Put the cap on when you’re through”
Said old white men
It was all ball peen hammers and calipers
Dovetail joints and acetone
Tubes and printed circuits
Screws and spokes and wheels
The difference 'tween truth and opinion
When you’re old enough, be sure you vote
And never trust a woman
Wearing more than three-inch heels
Old white men
Living crosscut, chainsaw lives
Old white men
They don’t talk back to their wives
Old white men
Thanks to them
I can sharpen your kitchen knives with this stone
Sometimes when I’m alone
I wonder what became of
Old white men
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