Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Old Man Forgotten

 

Lyrics

As the waves come rolling in
Across the blackened shale
An old man stands alone
And carves an image of nostalgia
In the dying sunlight you know

And the features on his wondrous face
Once shined like a million stars
Now they are cracked and worn
His life is tattered and torn
And he's filled with grief you know

And as the day comes down
He feels the years come down
As the sands of time slip through his hands
Like a burdened weary old pack horse
Waiting for the slaughterman

And he's spent all his life in the area
Working for the area
But what recognition do they send his way
But so long Joe it's time to go

And as the day comes down
He feels the years come down
There is a weight upon this man
Like a burdened weary old pack horse
Waiting for the slaughterman

As the waves come rolling in
Across the blackened shale
An old man stands alone
And carves an image of nostalgia
In the dying sunlight you know

And as the day comes down
He feels the years come down
Like a weight across the land
Like a burdened weary old pack horse
Waiting for the slaughterman

And as the day comes down
He feels the years come down
"I toiled in this place" he says
As the tears roll down his face
For the family that has forgotten him
And the land that has forgotten him


(Gary Miller)


© 1992 Whippet Records

Copyright Control MCPS/PRS

 

Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

Timeless Street

CD/Cassette/LP (WPTCD6/WPTC6/WPT6) 1992

 

Video Clips

The Whisky Priests performing 'Halcyon Days / Old Man Forgotten'
live at Riverside Festival, Stockton-on-Tees, on 30th July 1998.

The Whisky Priests performing 'Old Man Forgotten'
live at Kalaka Folk Festival, Miscolc, Hungary, on 12th July 1992.