Allman Brothers Band, The - Old Before My Time Lyrics




There is a long hard Road follows for behind me,
Its so cold I'm about to die,
Chasing a dream around the world
Its got me feeling down
Though it use to make me high
Looking for answers searching for the truth,
In an ocean of lies.
trying to find a reason to make the hole thing right,
will make you old before your time
When I was younger,
I thought I ruled the world ,
It was an oyster at my feet,
Dancing to my own drum,
fishing out the pearl
wish I would have been much more discreet
I've lived a lifetime,
acting out apart,
Its been a long uphill climb,
now all the things that use to mean so much to me
Has got me old before my time,

Wondering aimlessly,wondering down,
would it ever be much different now,
Remind me of the past,
I slip into a dream,
funny things ain't never what they seem,

[Solo]

Living like children,
never doing what we are told ,
Would not hessitateto take to take a chance,
That Road behind me now was paved with fool's gold,
Its almost time for the victory dance,
No more feeling guilty,
for things I never did,
feeling nothing for my crime ,
Living like a gypsy ,
dreaming like a kid,
it makes me old before my time...

There is a long hard Road, it lies so far behind me...





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Allman Brothers Band, The Old Before My Time Comments
  1. Braeden Krueger

    I've only discovered the allman brothers recently, but they have quickly become my favorite band. The emotion here is something everyone feels deep. RIP all those who have passed, love ya and see you soon

  2. Appalachian American

    Another great 1 & another great 1 gone

  3. Abba Bdon

    Truly one of the ABB's best ballads. A masterpiece. Beautiful slide guitar done by, was it Warren ?? Makes me think of TTB and derek trucks slide on some of Midnight in Harlem.

  4. Randy Stallard

    Wow, like so many others, I'm guessing, just sounds like this song could've been written about any one of us who traveled down that same road in life, what a truly amazing, amazingly talented singer, songwriter and musician Gregg was/The Allman Brothers simply gave us some of the best damn music ever played on the planet, bar none...🙏❤R.I.P. Brothers...

  5. Željko Starčević

    great slide guitar

  6. Michael Trowbridge

    This songs hits home deep of all the years on the road town to town

  7. shawn denham

    SUPER FAN I AM JUST STARTING TO FIND PEACE IN MYLIFE THANKS FOR THE MUSIC

  8. John Emerick

    There is a long hard road follows for behind me
    It's so cold I’m about to die
    Chasing a dream around the world it's got me feeling down
    Though it use to make me high

    Looking for answers searching for the truth
    In an ocean of lies
    Trying to find a reason to make the hole thing right
    Will make you old before your time

    When I was younger, I thought I ruled the world
    It was an oyster at my feet
    Dancing to my own drum, fishing out the pearl
    Yes I would have been much more discreet

    I've lived a lifetime, acting out apart
    It's been a long uphill climb
    now all the things that use to mean so much to me
    Has made me old before my time

    Wondering aimlessly, wondering down
    Would it ever be much different now
    Remind me of the past, I slip into a dream
    Funny things ain't never what they seem

    Living like children, never doing what we are told
    Would not hesitate to take to take a chance
    That road behind me now was paved with fool’s gold
    It's almost time for the victory dance

    No more feeling guilty, for things I never did
    Feeling nothing for my crime
    Living like a gypsy, dreaming like a kid
    It makes me old before my time

    There is a long hard road, it lies so far behind me

  9. dee dee P

    Kids, burn those Gaga and Beiber CD's and take a listen. You may be a better grown up later on.

  10. debbie ritchie

    so sorry i look up at you everyday on my wall and think how much more u had to give missing you so much

  11. J H

    Hard to believe he is gone. What a life. What a voice.

  12. Deka Mulyana

    Beautiful Song!!! :'(

  13. John Baker

    Happy birthday Butch RIP

  14. Forrest Sweasy

    Rest in peace.

  15. jesusheals2

    Somewhere out there are 9 unhappy poops.....

  16. Željko Starčević

    all roads lead to ABB

  17. Steve Florence

    RIP BROTHER Thanks for all the great music you left us From an old man smoke the green leaving all that hard shot alone try to live in this crazy world of today so much different than when I grew up and the respect and love was more important than it seems to a lot of people( not all ) is gone.✌

  18. Steven Villani

    Greg enjoy the victory dance you deserve it you have helped lots of people get over there demons

  19. Brian Mitchell

    It's sad in the same week Gregg died I lost 2 of the best musicians lost Gregg and lost Chris Cornell I use to be a stage hand for some of musics best and I quit after

    Abba Bdon

    Mlss them both alot too

  20. jeremy rutledge

    Man I'm really gonna miss ya brother. You and your have had such a profound impact on my life. Your music helped me cope with my dad's murder. The Allman Brothers was his favorite band and it didn't take long after his murder for y'all to become mine. You were also the inspiration for me to quit and stay off the drugs. I don't think you ever fully realized how much of an inspiration you were to people. RIP Brother

  21. William Gordon

    Man, could anyone convey soul like Gregg Allman could?

  22. George D

    RIP Gregg. The Allman Brothers were the best. Their legacy will never die.

    Brad Allen

    amen to that!!!!

  23. Keith Ackerman

    Gonna mis you brother, there is no other. R.I.P., . give Duane a kiss for all of us. My all time favorite singer. XOX

  24. Brian Mitchell

    Rip Gregg

  25. Corky Woodring

    a Troubadour of his times. thanks for sharing your soul

  26. Robin Byron

    RIP, Gregg.

  27. Jamie Bell

    RIP Gregg.😰

  28. Amanda Falcone

    I miss you so much already, Gregg. Rest in the most blissful peace. Say hello to Skydog, Berry, and Elizabeth Reed for us, brother. Your music will continue to resonate with millions of folks to the outer limits of time... Catch ya on the flipside, old friend. I love you forever.

  29. swamp rider native

    the road before you is 24 carat gold

  30. swamp rider native

    rip my friend

  31. jason james

    RIP brother!..Jamming with Duane,Barry,Allen and Butch again!..Thanks for all of the great music!..

  32. yardbird666

    R.I.P. Greg.

  33. TheMagicNeverEnds

    Rest In Peace my friend you will be greatly missed say high to you know who for us.....A true legend before your time

  34. swamp rider native

    feeling nothing for my crime

  35. Niall McGrath

    There I was listening to this amazing Gregg Allman song and the lyrics got me thinking of politics [Nov 2016]...well Hilary really. When things get really bad, at least there is the opportunity for a really great guitar solo. The rest of the song is good, really good too!

  36. debbie ritchie

    we know exactly what this means we did itttt

  37. Tammy Osborne

    I just got our fall tickets.I won bothrer you with Kerry literature this year. Woukd you prefer a Georgians for Trump button or tshirt? Call me Im always home friend. Ive read your bio three times and man I am iving the nightmare with you. 770-899'9546 Peace Tammy

  38. WichitaRick

    "Wipe the wetness from my brow,wash the tears from glasses, so normal for
    me now,so alone but will soon join the masses,No pain no gain,all those
    distant silly phrases,Have become so in tune with the strain,recognize
    everything has just happened in phases,It just sits there
    staring,beckoning calling,glaring,the mask so long ago removed,now I no
    longer acknowledge the pain,to greet them with my old strength they
    never understand the truth that I hide,what will I win  in the end? R.C. western slope Co. Wichita Ks.

  39. Steve Harrell

    I can relate

  40. aaron Watson

    this song can hit home for so many of us

  41. motorgirlwhirl

    searching for the truth in an ocean of lies

  42. Theos Sideris

    also one of the best cover album...full of meanings....so hittin the note!!!!!

  43. Steven Bailey

    Its amazing that Mr.Allman still has it after all these years....wow what a song!

  44. Bonita Tucker Clark

    Every Lyric Touches My Soul. EVERY GREGG ALLMAN SONG DOES. Thanks for the upload.xxoo

  45. jeremy rutledge

    Greatest band ever. Loved this song from the first time I ever heard it.

  46. Troy Ferguson

    Love !!!!!!!!!!!! ;0)

  47. MrBuckwilliam

    thank you...

  48. Kevin J Moore

    Great tune thanx for posting

  49. Circumpunk

    Thanks, Mike. Great song...great band.

  50. gary brown

    bringing me back darling!!thanks!!th-up!