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ZZ Top - Old Man

 






ZZ Top's 1st album released in 1971 shows their blues influence on several cuts.

Billy Gibbons had met Jimi Hendrix out on the west coast while touring with his 1st band The Moving Sidewalks.

We can only imagine the conversations the two must have had about guitar playing , songwriting and blues music.

Jimi and Billy both had have a way of filtering the blues through their imagination and then writing great blues/rock songs.



Old man sleepin' 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 nearin'.
His eyes won't let him see
the skies are clearin'.
Someone tells him
without his hearin'.
It's no news to those who've been around
while things are changin'.

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