Young And Old

Lyrics by Nick Mirisola

(Verse 1)
Religion tells ya not to gamble, but faith is one big bet.
it's like you're money ain't worth the risk, but your mind is yet
So philosophy's my best friend, with a question mark
or, could be my worst enemy, in quotation marks.
‘Cuz every time I shine my little light, the abyss can't help but seem darker,
but every little shadow of a doubt is another reminder
that no matter how I've got it figured out, the light could be right behind me.

(Chorus 1)
“How did we get here?” Asked the little boy
“How you gettin' where you wanna be?” Asked the wrinkled soul
“Lord, why am I here?” The boy asked of his unknown God
But “Why am I here?” The old man asked of his heart
“What happens when we die?” The little boy said to the sky
but “How you livin' now?” The old man replied and sighed
“How you livin' now?” The old man replied and cried
“How you livin' now?” The old man replied and sighed
The old man replied and sighed
The old man replied “Inside”

(Verse 2)
I've spent so much time, wonderin' 'bout things I can't know,
all this time, ponderin' with nothin' to show
except for the fact that sometimes it's best to question and roll
except for the fact that sometimes it's best to question and roll
‘Cuz every time I shine my little light, the abyss can't help but seem darker,
but every little shadow of a doubt is another reminder
that no matter how I've got it figured out, the light could be right behind me.
but every time the moon comes 'round the bend is another reminder
that no matter how I've got it figured out, the light could be right behind me.

(Chorus 2)
“How did we get here?” Asked the little boy
“How you gettin' where you wanna be?” Asked the wrinkled soul
“Lord, why am I here?” The boy asked of his unknown God
But “Why am I here?” The old man asked of his heart
“What happens when we die?” The little boy said to the sky
but “How you livin' now?” The old man replied and sighed
“How you livin’ now?” The old man replied and cried
“How you livin’ now?” The old man replied and sighed