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Old and Wise Lyrics

Artist: The Alan Parson Project
Album: Eye In The Sky

(Lead vocal - Colin Bluntstone)

As far as my eyes can see
There are Shadows approaching me
And to those I left behind
I wanted you to Know
You've always shared my deepest thoughts
You follow where I go

And oh when I'm old and wise
Bitter words mean little to me
Autumn Winds will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they asked me if I knew you
I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine
And the sadness would be Lifted from my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise

As far as my Eyes can see
There are shadows surrounding me
And to those I leave behind
I want you all to know
You've always Shared my darkest hours
I'll miss you when I go

And oh, when I'm old and wise
Heavy words that tossed and blew me
Like Autumn winds that will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they ask you if you knew me
Remember that You were a frined of mine
As the final curtain falls before my eyes
Oh when I'm Old and wise

As far as my eyes can see
Comments/Interpretations
by Chelsea on 5/28/2008 12:30pm
AMAZING AMAZING SONG!!
by Radha on 7/21/2008 6:03pm
I love this song! So incredible :)¢¾¢¾¢¾¢¾¢¾¢¾¢¾¢¾
by jay on 7/29/2008 1:35am
such mature reflection on love eternal. Great song!!
by Galatea071108 on 8/8/2008 7:20am
such a touching song..
every person will come to this point of life..great song!
by peavey on 8/11/2008 9:59pm
i love this song...
by Randy* on 9/17/2008 12:13pm
My favorite Alan Parsons song of all time. Makes me cry every time.
by papillon on 10/3/2008 1:06am
a very good song!!!!
by eridanus68 on 10/4/2008 6:17pm
i love this song..and i love my friends. my seses.. my umut
by bettyboop on 10/19/2008 2:32pm
I love this song, its my funeral song, i know that sounds morbid, but i think it will make people cry.
by theodore on 10/23/2008 3:58pm
bettyboop, I couldn't agree with you more!
by Chaca on 11/1/2008 2:37pm
Me encanto esta cancion, esta muy romantica
by gözde on 11/18/2008 10:41am
greatttttt
by Yeye y Liz on 12/7/2008 2:06am
I like all your musics but my favorite is OLD AND WISE.It's a wonderful and romantic song.
by Mikey on 12/24/2008 11:08am
played at my nans funeral such a meaningful song,
by Danik on 12/28/2008 2:23pm
Wow... that's a masterpiece...

I'm really impressed.
by Yeebok on 1/16/2009 6:27pm
This is a brilliant song, like most of the emotive Parsons Project tracks, it's deep, and has a sublime sadness to it without being morbid or melancholy.
by Pnoy on 2/12/2009 12:25am
I always have this choking feeling every time I hear this song..
by me.. on 3/3/2009 1:45pm
it just touches the heart..
by Perdana Putera on 4/2/2009 9:41am
I love this song men...its make me feel that i will be at this point at a point of time later. You are a great composer at this point of time the 21 century. Keep up the good words men...
by Silky on 4/16/2009 12:37pm
I've planned on this being played at my funeral for decades, I'm stunned to find I'm not alone with the idea!
by Smokey on 4/20/2009 11:33pm
This song is very meaningful. All we can hope for is that we have touched someone's life in a way where when they think of you and smile and remember the good times! Not enough friendship in this world!!
by Jes on 6/11/2009 2:13pm
My I recommend another song by alan parson project...Old and Wise is great.. check out the song call "TIME" Its another life time song.....
by Tim on 6/14/2009 10:51am
Funeral song, my thoughts exactly! I was just thinking it might bring people down a bit too much though. Awesome song anyway, stirs so much emotion.
by Jo on 11/23/2009 6:43pm
the singer is the lead singer of The Zombies, he's amazing
by MoODY on 12/21/2009 6:40pm
it s a beautiful song .really get me creating ma feeling i never sens it in ma life i love this song really beautifl whisper..
by My favorite song on 12/28/2009 8:38am
As a person and a musician who'd listened to alot of songs, this is my favorite one to hear and play.
by alf on 1/4/2010 3:23pm
reminds me of friends i have lost to death and stupidity
by really good on 1/31/2010 12:15pm
damn this song makes me cry,great song!
by utku fişek on 3/31/2010 12:02pm
when i listen this song without taking b12, pills i cry.
by brenda on 5/18/2010 6:41pm
I have loved this song and wanted it played at my funeral since 1983. The last time I talked to my college buddy a couple of months ago, she said she had been thinking about this song a lot lately. That was my clue, which I didn't pick up on...she passed away suddenly last Friday at age 44...not old, but very wise. An excellent song for someone to remember it 27 years later. Love you guys.
by JB on 6/19/2010 8:14am
I for one cannot WAIT to play this at my funeral!
by wasim on 10/11/2010 10:43am
the type of words that touch deeply
by Georgi on 11/4/2010 3:02pm
Very nice, very good ....really amazing song!!
by person on 1/15/2011 11:59am
My dad wants this song played at his funeral
by joy of the philippines on 2/5/2011 9:31am
couldnt forget this song...dedicated to me by jun.. when we both realized that we werent meant for each other, he told me to remember him through this...il never forget him when am old and wise
by Patricia on 3/2/2011 1:52pm
Wonderful!
by Butch from PI on 3/7/2011 10:19am
My uncle is dying, that was like a father to me. I want to dedicate this song to him. He is very wise and old.
by Quedr on 3/22/2011 2:52pm
I really love this song, and I find it sad that the last occurrence of "friend" is misspelled.
by Mirna on 4/9/2011 2:07am
It's just a beautiful song....
by TAF on 4/12/2011 11:39am
Truly a haunting song. Haunting in that it stays with you. I picture of what I hope my passing will be like.
by Brad on 5/17/2011 12:59pm
The only time I've had wind blow right through me was in a dream/ vision... in which I had just arrived to Heaven and was greeted by a couple old men in white before I felt this light wind (Holy Spirit) pass right through my torso. It was the first of about a dozen dreams... all etched into my soul... unforgettable. I suppose most people do indeed die before having such an experience. I look forward to Stephen Hawking finding out this reality... he doesn't believe Heaven exists.
by mon on 5/27/2011 6:51pm
i love the allan parson projects so much...i have all of their albums
by Hernan on 10/22/2011 7:10am
For my father & mother who left us physically but not in spirit. one day we'll be together again and will never ever be far away from each other.we missed you very much. thanks for everything.Love you will all my thoughts and my heart.
by isaac on 12/10/2011 11:41pm
The last time I spoke with my father on the phone, they played this song on the radio and he passed away a couple of hours later. Each time I hear it makes me think he's saying goodbye to me.
by Ann Green on 12/11/2011 5:35am
So glad so many other people love my favourite Colin Blunstone track which is to be played at my funeral but only if "Keith" plays the instrumental solo at the end !!!
by Jimmy D on 1/25/2012 9:08pm
Nothing short of perfection...
by Brad A. on 2/15/2012 7:28am
Great music (symphony and sax), but the lyrics are devoid of all religious spirituality. Don't even know what the message is. And why should someone's merit "up there" depend on whether people remember you down here? Know that merit depends not on others but on one owns good deeds, did he/she deal fairly in business, did you look forward to the final salvation, and did you have good thoughts about others. No room here to expound...
by jameson..... on 3/3/2012 11:35pm
life is such a big school and experiences is what we learn....our classmates are our books and the very same materials and tools for learning getting wise doesnt happen overnight as we grow old with vast of experiences that we've had in life we grow wise too. wise in the way that no matter how cruel unfair others were, we should learn not to hate them and set wrath on them.. experiences and failure to deal with it made them cruel...because like you and me all of us were just victims of circumstances..once we realize this as we grow older thats the time we grow wise...it is wise to fill our heart with love and forgiveness.. before the final curtain fall before our eyes....
by erman karataş on 5/8/2012 5:17pm
uluyamakamp unutma unutturma
when we are old and wise
remember you were all friends of mine
by lingsing xou on 7/18/2012 8:51pm
this song always inside my heart so touch if listen i love u
by Muriel on 7/21/2012 3:41pm
I heard this song for the first time the other day at our friend's funeral. It is , indeed,beautiful and I'm not surprised many people also want it played on that occasion.
by John on 7/22/2012 2:46pm
I also heard this song for the first time a few days ago at the funeral of my friend Chris. The words are very beautiful and its very moving that he should leave us with this song and these words.
by Biger on 8/15/2012 8:59am
Danke für die Seite. Hab dieses Lied von der Kassete gehört und hier die Information gefunden.
by mamoono on 9/10/2012 12:05pm
Great song!!!!


to those I left behind
I wanted you to Know
You've always shared my deepest thoughts
You follow where I go
by Melancholy on 9/22/2012 3:48pm
Probably one of the greatest songs of all times in my opinion. It speaks of the human condition, of how we would like the world to view us when we are gone. We would want people to say that they knew us and were a friend. So much has been written regarding this song on so many other pages. It is simply beautiful and beautifully sung by Colin...
by Mert on 12/6/2012 2:55pm
This song is my favourite of Alan Parsosns , when I heard that I feel myself confort and safe,
by atmo on 2/10/2013 12:48pm
this is WOW song from APP
by Brandi on 3/4/2013 2:36am
My father passed away last January. He knew he was going to die, but kept it from us, including my mom so we could share good memories of the last few months with him. My mom said that the months prior he would play this song over and over again and told her that when he dies, when ever it may be, he wants this song played at his funeral. We played it and I cry when I hear it. Beautiful song. My father gave me the joy of music.


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