Steven Whitaker

 
 

Lyrics

Believe me

05:05
Steven Whitaker
Steven Whitaker

Story

This song is the story of an old man who gave up on his dreams years ago trying to offer some advice to an angry and frustrated young man on a NYC subway.  Not sure what inspired it, but I just pictured a tired old man looking at a perfect stranger who reminds him of himself at a young age and trying to give him some advice he wished someone had given him back then. 

Lyrics

pardon me would you mind if I just thought out loud a spell

ya see I've been around a while I've seen heaven and hell

I noticed that you brought your frown but you know what they say

it's just upside down so forgive me if I offer you this song

you're much too young to wear that jaded crown upon your head

so don't you point those eyes below the sky again

please believe me

tomorrow never came to anyone who held a dream and let it fly away

believe me

everything you need was born in you the day you knew what you were meant to be

please believe me

I still remember sittin' here about a hundred years ago

I was sure I knew everything you think you know

then I left my only friend behind that old guitar didn't even mind

'cause she probably found a better set of hands

you're much too young to wear that jaded crown upon your head

so don't you tell me that you're givin' up yet

chorus

I'm sure by now you're thinkin' this old man has lost his mind

but priceless are the lessons learned in time

so save yourself the misery unless your plan's to end up like me

'cause you're headed for the same old bitter end

(chorus)

you won't even see it fade you'll just wake up turning grey

wonderin' where he went the man you meant to be

please believe me