Havens, Richie - Younger Men Grow Older Lyrics




"Wish I was a younger man"
Said the old man to the young man
Oh, I told you what I would do

That is if I could find something to do
I never did before
Because the younger men
Grow older everyday

Wish we had a better plan
To get us where we want to go
How useful it would be

But I feel if we don't plan ahead
We surely will need a helping hand
'Cause younger men
Grow older everyday

Wish I could see my children grow
And doing what they want to do
Oh, that is all I am living for

But if you don't tell them
How to do what they want to do
You find out that
Younger men grow older everyday

Wished we had not wrecked the land
By understanding without a plan
And wastin' all those lives, yeah, yeah

So if we do not say it now
We may never ever survive
To hear them say
Younger men grow older everyday

We may not even see
We may not even see
We may not even see
Younger men grow older
Oh, no, no, no, no

We may not even see
Younger men grow older
We may not even see
We may not survive
To even see younger men grow older
No, no

Younger, younger men grow older
Older, we may not even see
Younger men grow older





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Havens, Richie Younger Men Grow Older Comments
  1. Green Cloud Art Org

    Richie still underrated AF !!! soulful legend !!!

  2. james curran

    I remember this album well bought it when I was 18 I played it to death.

  3. Joyce Ginise

    He passed on earth day. I loved this album from the 70s. He had a social conscious awareness.

  4. Music12

    I love the old B3 organ on this track

  5. Jeffrey Salter

    He was great both as an artist and a man. I fortunately got to see him once in concert and he was
    terrific. That era produced so many talented and unique artists
    who touched the souls of their
    respective audiences. Rest in Peace.

  6. rojohn1014

    Stunningly beautiful and poignant.

  7. Ivan Goodwin

    Prophetic words from this man Richie who I stumbled upon in1969.
    Too many of our younger men are dying young. They are not growing older. Far too many are cut down because we do not heed voices like Havens and Georege Clinton who aptly titled one album, "America Eats Her Young"!

  8. Kevin Goins

    "If we don't plan ahead, we sure will be left behind...." - TRUTH!

  9. StoneCole

    I'm obsessed with this album right now.lol Probably my favourite song on there..thanks for uploading!

    kenneth russ

    StoneCole I brought this album the week it came out. I'd seen Havens in concert and he did this song totally blew me away. I'm 70 now and still listen to at least one cut on every week. It's helped me to maintain an open mind to the ideas of people younger than me.

  10. ChrisAnne Smith

    Hauntingly beautiful!