V. Old Man by ThomasScheurich published on 2017-05-06T00:47:18Z Robert Frankenberry, tenor Christian Clark, piano Roger Zahab, violin Thomas Scheurich, viola I am an old man having a right to rest How many years now since I was last impressed? For every new man shilling an old plan, there is an old man laboring in new distress If, as an old man, there is a meaner phrase than 'you've done well, sir, you can live out your days', take pity and never tell me, please, for that would kill me. Then who'd teach you my ways? I am an old man, but I have younger friends Got me some glasses so I can read the trends They disavowed me, called me 'so creepy' Now I'm a prophet! My words pay dividends! Stand up and be counted!- - all ye who know too much those who are shameless, won't cease to taste and touch Thought validation might come down from above... It never does. In all these years it never was. They'll never call it love. I am an old man.