Wayne Watson Album: The Early Works Track: New Lives for Old
New Lives for Old Lyrics
They say he ran a carnival, he used to come to town 'Til one September afternoon he shut it down They tell me something happened, some say he lost his mind Now most September afternoons this is what you'll find An old man on the corner where he used to sell his show Now he shouts what sounds like foolishness As the people come and go
CHORUS: New lives for old Warm hearts for cold Have I got a deal for you today C'mon, step right this way And get your new lives for old
He puts it in the paper, he goes from door to door The people say he's such a fool to come back for more Old friends are mostly puzzled, they don't know what to say Cause ever since that afternoon he's just been that way It's like the old man died and someone came to take his place Now he just stands out there bellowin' A smile upon his wrinkled face
Remembering the story as I once passed through that town I thought I ought to stop and see if he's still around There was someone on that corner where I heard he'd always stand And he chuckled when I asked where I could find the man He said "Thank God that crazy fool finally died last spring" And I said "I'll take up where he left off then 'Cause I'm pushing the same thing"