ZZ Top - Old Man Lyrics

ZZ Top ZZ Top’s First Album cover art
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Old man sleeping the hot day away,
While he dreams a thousand yesterdays.
'Cause he's had so many come his way.
All he cares about is somewhere to lay his head tomorrow.

Old man sits and thinks about his home.
Doesn't matter 'cause he's all alone.
What he'd give to get back on his own.
Curses his body 'cause it's old and it gives no transportation.
He sits in his one room shack alone but it provides no consolation.

What a shame,
His time is nearing.
His eyes won't let him see
The skies are clearing.
Someone tells him
Without his hearing.
It's no news to those who've been around
While things are changing.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
  • 2 Brown Sugar
  • 3 Squank
  • 4 Goin’ Down to Mexico
  • 5 Old Man
  • 6 Neighbor, Neighbor
  • 7 Certified Blues
  • 8 Bedroom Thang
  • 9 Just Got Back From Baby’s
  • 10 Backdoor Love Affair


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
    album: Track 5 in album ZZ Top’s First Album
    release date: 1971-1-16
    popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:26
    writer: Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill
    Album Information
    label: London Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin