A long time ago there lived a man
He had the world in the palm of his hand
Sultans and Kings beat a path to his door
He had everything but he still wanted more.
One day in spring came a lady so fair
He’d never looked on beauty so rare
But he didn’t trust her, so he locked her away
And his gold lost it’s luster when love died that day.
I know an old man who lived all alone
In a sad little house at the end of the road
He sat on the front porch in an old rockin’ chair
And everyone swore he’d gone crazy down there
But no one comes near so how could they know
He lost someone dear to him once long ago
He remembers the laughter and he still tastes the tears
And he still calls her name out after all of these years.
Thought he continues his life he doesn’t really care
What happens around him or if people laugh or stare.