Who Sang Old Man? Randy Newman

Randy Newman Sail Away cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972-5
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 2:46
producer: Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman
conductor: Larry Marks
piano: Randy Newman
mixer: Lee Herschberg
engineer: Lee Herschberg
violin: Louis Kauffman
composer: Randy Newman
lyricist: Randy Newman
Everyone has gone away

Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

No one cared enough to stay

Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

You must remember the old man

I know that you can if you try

So just open up your eyes old man

Look who's come to say goodbye

The sun has left the sky old man

The birds have flown away

And no one came to cry old man

Goodbye old man goodbye

You want to stay I know you do

But it ain't no use to try

'Cause I'll be here-and I'm just like you

Goodbye, old man, goodbye

Won't be no God to comfort you

You taught me not to believe that lie

You don't need anybody

Nobody needs you

Don't cry, old man, don't cry

Everybody dies

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sail Away
  • 2 Lonely at the Top
  • 3 He Gives Us All His Love
  • 4 Last Night I Had a Dream
  • 5 Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
  • 6 Old Man
  • 7 Political Science
  • 8 Burn On
  • 9 Memo to My Son
  • 10 Dayton, Ohio -- 1903
  • 11 You Can Leave Your Hat On
  • 12 God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)