by Jack Johnson
I hope this old train breaks down
Then I could take a walk around
See what there is to see
Time is just a melody
I turned 45 today.
I guess I'm now officially middle aged...
that's if I live to 90.
I need this here
old train to breakdown
Oh please just
let me please breakdown
Martin Luther King Jr. made his "I have a dream" speech at 34.
Teddy Roosevelt assumed the Presidency at 42.
JFK was elected President at 43.
I'm a railroad conductor at 45.
And all the people in the streets
That I'll never get to meet
If these tracks don't bend somehow
And I got no time that i got to get
To where I don't need to be
My father died at 49.
Only four years older than I am now.
You can't stop wishing if you don't let go
Of the things that you find and you lose and you know
You keep on rolling, put the moment on hold
Maybe it's time to stop and smell the roses.
The wisdom's in the trees not the glass windows
I got to break on down
But I can't stop now