Ryan Montbleau

Ryan Montbleau - 75 And Sunny

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I had a bad night

I mean a night so bad I thought I was king of the world.

And I drank till daylight,

I mean I never stopped once 'til my hands finally fell.

and I fought my daytime self

with a mighty dose of "hey look at night time me."

I never do win that battle,

but I fight it over and over and over it seems.

And I saw an old man

smilin' on a park bench feedin' the pigeons.

My head was spinnin'

and as my young body ached I wished for an old man's vision.

And I watched the way he moved

slow, serene, and lucky to be alive.

Thought to myself I'm never gonna make it that far,

with too many nights like last night.

I'd rather be 75 and sunny

and acting like I'm 17 and freezing again.

I'd rather be up early in the morning,

than up late at night again erasin' memories of where I've been.

or to be through at 52 someday stone faced and bleary eyed.

You better believe I'm livin' for the moment

but my moment's growin' bigger by and by.

And I've got a best friend

she dont drink or smoke like I've been known to.

Shes got religion,

'cause shes a one women dynamo and lights up every room she goes to.

She says the light that's there won't go nowhere, no way.

She don't spend every second smilin',

but she's learnin' something exciting every day.

She'd rather be 75 and sunny,

than 29 with a chance of showers all the time.

She'd rather be old as dirt, than new as any 9 dollar bottle of wine.

Or to be 40, 35 mama, stoned with her back to the wind

you better believe she's livin' for the moment

but her moment is the whole damn thing.

I see these spin kids

double wide eyed and rollin' and rollin' and tumblin'.

And they're roaming in inches,

takin' the high dive approach and screamin' towards the water.

Their hearts race a million miles,

as they buy another smile from a jar.

Their bodies are screamin' for the water,

and you know, you know I just hope they can make it that far.

I hope they're 75 and sunny,

not 29 with a chance flurries all the time.

I hope we're all old as dirt,

and not new as any 25 dollar ride that we try,

or to be 40, 35 mama, stoned with our backs to the wind.

You better believe I'm livin' for the moment,

but my moment sums up the whole damn thing.

And I say I'd rather be 75,

oh how nice, how easy for me to say.

I've never broken a bone in my life,

let alone had my heart or a hip replaced.

And I keep this furious pace,

and I still feel so good and so strong.

and I do get tempted for a taste, just a taste,

to keep me going, going, going, going, gone.

But I got a notion,

that everything I've learned is comin' around.

An my devotion to the new thing

and the next thing and the hip thing is slowin' down.

And I got a life in here won't go nowhere, no way.

and I don't spend every second smilin'

and I ain't tryin', but I'm excited for today

'Cause I'd rather be 75 and sunny,

than 29 with a chance of showers all the time.

I'd rather be older than the wind

then this year's new kid, runnin' for my life

or to be through at 52 someday, stoned faced and bleary eyed.

You better believe I'm livin' for the moment but my moment,

you better believe I'm livin' for the moment but my moment,

you better believe I'm livin' for the moment,

but my moment's growin' bigger by and by, by and by.

Thanks to CarolBeth for correcting these lyrics

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