Old man what are you seeing? Through those foggy old eyes When you're smiling at the girls Do you even realise? When you walk down the street And those people you meet It's not you that they see But the shell of what you used to be.
Old man what are you seeing? Through those tired old eyes When you forget what you were about to say And you don't remember half of yesterday When your bones creak Because your back's weak It's not you that's there But the ghost of what you once were
Old man what are you seeing? Through those wise old eyes The soul that sailed the ocean The force life set in motion The hero when it told The heat when it was cold Remember it was you life found It's for you alone the wheels go round.