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Old Gamer (song)

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"Old Gamer," to the tune of "Old Hippie" by the Bellamy Brothers
If you don't know the song please listen to it first for the tune.

 

 

He turned sixty-one last Monday
And his left knee's got some pain
He welds and builds and gardens
And he plays computer games
But it seems that somewhere in the past 
He was more than he is now
Yet the years went by too quickly
And he missed a bunch somehow
As he's riding on the tractor
He sometimes stops it and wonders how

 

He's an old gamer
And he don't know what is what
Should he boot up the old PC
Or just nap here on the cot
He's an old gamer
And he's sometimes sort of sad
Cause his life ain't what it used to be
Although it ain't really all that bad

 

He was a farmer in his younger years
And he learned a thing or two
Most of it along the lines
Of what he ought and ought not do
Then it was off to the services

For a six and ten-years' tour
He was a soldier and a healer
And learned a whole lot more
There were plenty opportunities
To continue in that vein
But as stubborn as he always was
To that end he did not deign
So he set his sights on college
To earn a scholar's name


He's an old gamer
And he don't know what is what
Should he boot up the old PC
Or just nap here on the cot
He's an old gamer
And he's sometimes sort of sad
Cause his life ain't what it used to be
Although it ain't really all that bad

 

He grew up with a cousin
Who liked to game and who was gay
They would often talk philosophy 
When they met at holliday 
But when he was a post-grad  
His cousin up and died of AIDS
Though back then in those early years
They didn't know it by that name
An intellectual and a friend was gone
And he thought that it was just a shame

 

He's an old gamer
And he don't know what is what
Should he boot up the old PC
Or just nap here on the cot
He's an old gamer
And he's sometimes sort of sad
Cause his life ain't what it used to be
Although it ain't really all that bad


He bought a motorcycle
And he took it on the road
It was too hot in the summer
And in the winter too damn cold
But he'd read Heat Moon's "Blue Highways"
And Kerouac's "On the Road"
So he thought he'd see some new lands
A shelter half was his abode
There wasn't much spend or eat
Yet he really didn't care
He was searching for America
But he found it wasn't there

 

He's an old gamer
And he don't know what is what
Should he boot up the old PC
Or just nap here on the cot
He's an old gamer
And he's sometimes sort of sad
Cause his life ain't what it used to be
Although it ain't really all that bad

 

He used to have a girlfriend
Who also played a game or two
But then she up and left one day
And that left him sad and blue
So he headed back to college
The most constant life he'd ever known
And several dubious degrees later
He started reaping what he'd sown
His students sort of liked him
But heart was made of stone

 

He's an old gamer
And he don't know what is what
Should he boot up the old PC
Or just nap here on the cot
He's an old gamer
And he's sometimes sort of sad
Cause his life ain't what it used to be
Although it ain't really all that bad

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