Wise Old Me

 

From Willie Nelson’s Album “Rainbow Collection”

Lyrics of Wise Old Me:

 

One day I got the notion

To teach a fish to fly

So I went down to the ocean

When the tide was plenty high

Found a fish, we talked

And I pointed to the sky

But he didn’t even try

No, he didn’t even try

 

Chorus:

No one listens to wise old me

And I know hot things ought to be

I ain’t blind but sure don’t see

Why no one listens to wise old me

 

One day I said to me

Let’s teach a bird to swim

So I climbed way up a tree

And I went out on a limb

 

Found a bird, we talked

And I pointed to the sea

And that bird just sang to me

That bird just sang to me

 

As sure as clouds live in the sky

There’s a place for you and I

If you don’t learn to let things be

You’ll find your wise self up a tree

 

Now, please do not be frightened

By the things that sound absurd

As how man can be enlightened

By the wisdom of a bird

And so can you, so let it be

A lesson for today

And may I never hear you say

May I never hear you say

Chorus

Why no one listens to wise old me

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