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WATCH: Lori McKenna’s “People Get Old”

**Warning**: bittersweet lyrics may induce waterworks

 

Lori McKenna has penned some hits you know and love, including “Humble & Kind (Tim McGraw), “Girl Crush” (Little Big Town), “Cry Pretty” (Carrie Underwood). She’s even won some major awards, like, oh- just being the first woman to win the ACM Award for Songwriter of the Year (2017).

McKenna’s talent expands beyond just writing songs for others. She is actually getting ready to release her 11th studio album, The Tree, this summer! The first single off the upcoming album is “People Get Old” and now, there’s a video to go with it.

The Tree will be available July 20th.

 

Watch video for “People Get Old” , here:

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Someone said “youth is wasted on the young”
I spilled every last drop of time that summer in the sun
My daddy had a Timex watch
Cigarette in his hand and a mouthful of scotch
Spinnin’ me around like a tilt-a-whirl on his arm
[Chorus 1]
Houses need paint, Winters bring snow
Kids, come on in before your supper gets cold
Collection plates and daddy’s billfold
And that’s how it goes
You live long enough, people get old
[Verse 2]
I sat up right beside him in the cab of that truck
Goin’ thirty miles-an-hour down a side road talkin’ ’bout the fish we caught
And I’m older now than he was then
If I could go back in time, I would in a second
To his beat-up blue jeans and a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off
[Chorus 2]
Houses need paint, Winters bring snow
Kids growin’ up and seekin’ out the window
Hittin’ every small-town dirt road
And that’s how it goes
You live long enough, people get old
Yeah, people get old
[Verse 3]
Daddy keeps busy in the afternoons playin’ cards by himself
And he shouldn’t be shovelin’ that first snow, but you know he won’t take the help
Full of pride and love, he don’t say too much but hell, he never did
And you still think he’s forty-five and he still thinks that you’re a kid
[Verse 4]
One day you’ll find yourself sayin’ the things they said
You’ll be walkin’ down the hallway, turnin’ off every light switch
And you twirl your kids in your arms
Before you know it, it won’t take too long
They’ll be runnin’ off makin’ a life just like you did
[Chorus 3]
Houses need paint, Winters bring snow
Nothin’ says “love” like a band of gold
Babies grow up and houses get sold
And that’s how it goes
Time is a thief, pain is a gift
The past is the past, it is what it is
Every line on your face tells a story somebody knows
That’s just how it goes
You live long enough, the people you love get old

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