Original
Billy Strings
William Apostol, Jon Weisberger, Aaron Allen, Jarrod Walker, John Mailander
William Apostol, Jon Weisberger, Aaron Allen, Jarrod Walker, John Mailander

Lyrics

Well there’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re first in line for losing I thought my life was cruising then it crumbled all away I had a lot to give but what I gave should be forgotten Unnoticed like a stranger I’ll surrender for the day Well this night was an illusion, it came down like an intrusion I stay up through the night though I can’t stand it sinking low I’m a witness to the fight between the darkness and the light You’re a mean old world I’m leaving though I have no place to go You’re a mean old world I’m leaving though I have no place to go This old world took me for a ride I lost everything I had and then my pride So much that I don’t know, but I guess I’m set to go And this old world she took me for a ride I was raised when I saw ugliness to try to make some beauty Found purpose in the duty when I couldn’t find the shore What beauty couldn’t lift just simply floated on adrift Rolling on directionless and lost forevermore It goes from bad to worse sometimes before it can get better I string some words together and just try to speak the truth I have a lot to get, I hope my lot will be forgiven Pardon me for living for the time I’m here with you Pardon me for living for the time I’m here with you This old world took me for a ride I lost everything I had and then my pride So much that I don’t know, but I guess I’m set to go And this old world she took me for a ride When I lay my body down I’d like to feel the dirt beneath me And the howling wind could sheath me and I’d finally be set free For a moment you can yawn and throw my things into a pile My dawn is finally here and yours might come in just a while My dawn is finally here and yours might come in just a while This old world took me for a ride I lost everything I had and then my pride So much that I don’t know, but I guess I’m set to go And this old world she took me for a ride This old world she took me for a ride