SONY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER FROM COUNTY DURHAM

OLD BONES

OLD BONES
(J.Lowe / Lowe Life Music)

When I was young me father said to me, he said to me
He said never take advice when it comes for free
Cause you can have all the riches of the golden kind
But without the riches of your peace of mind
He said you won’t make old bones
You won’t make old bones
You won’t make old bones you’ll see

And as the old men sit and curse time’s slipping sand, time’s slipping sand
I sit and I curse the time upon my hands
And the North Wind blows like a song of the sea
The song that it carries comes plain to me
And says you won’t make old bones, you’ll see.

There are some folks make remark on my furrows and frowns, my furrows and frowns
And say the only way is to get up is when they turn you down
Now everybody gives the same advice
They say, ‘Go sign up for a soldiers life
Or you won’t make old bones, you’ll see’

So I went to the army like everybody told me to do, they told me to do
They said we’d love to make a soldier out of you
But before I put my name on the line
Me fathers words came to me in time
And said, ‘You won’t make old bones you’ll see’

I said ‘Your guns and your drums are not for the likes of me, the likes of me
Though my future it might be bleaker than bleak can be
‘Cause you talk of many owing much to few
When all that I wanted was a job to do’
They said ‘You won’t make old bones you’ll see’

So you people in power and position, I tell you beware, I tell you beware
Of your facts and your figures to tell you what, when and where
‘Cause your facts and your figures are the likes of me
And don’t try and tell me how my life should be
Or you won’t make old bones, you’ll see.

 

On the albums:
 Galloways
Heads Up
Backshift 

 

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