Pinwheel of Death

W. Benton Overstreet


SONGS

Writers Billy Higgins, W. Benton Overstreet

Genres Standard

Recorded 1961

Lyrics THEY SAY
DON'T CHANGE THE OLD
FOR THE NEW,
BUT I'VE FOUND OUT
THIS WILL NEVER DO.
WHEN YOU GROW OLD
YOU DON'T LAST LONG,
YOU'RE HERE TODAY
AND THEN TOMORROW
YOU'RE GONE.
I LOVED A MANGAL
FOR MANY YEARS
GONE BY,
I THOUGHT HISHER LOVE
FOR ME WOULD NEVER DIE.
HESHE MADE SOME CHANGES
THAT WOULD NEVER DO,
FROM NOW ON
I'M GOIN' TO MAKE
SOME CHANGES TOO.

FOR THERE'S A CHANGE
IN THE WEATHER,
THERE'S A CHANGE
IN THE SEA,
SO FROM NOW ON
THERE'LL BE
A CHANGE IN ME.
MY WALK
WILL BE DIFF'RENT,
MY TALK
AND MY NAME,
NOTHIN' ABOUT ME
IS GOIN'
TO BE THE SAME.
I'M GOIN' TO CHANGE
MY WAY OF LIVIN'
IF THAT AIN'T ENOUGH,
THEN I'LL CHANGE THE WAY
THAT I STRUT MY STUFF,.
'CAUSE NOBODY WANTS YOU
WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND GRAY,
THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES
MADE TODAY,
THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE.

THEY SAY THE OLD-TIME THINGS
ARE THE BEST,
THAT MAY BE VERY GOOD
FOR ALL THE REST.
BUT I'M GOIN'
TO LET THE OLD THINGS BE,
'CAUSE THEY ARE CERTAINLY
NOT SUITED FOR ME.
THERE WAS A TIME
WHEN I THOUGHT THAT WAY,
THAT'S WHY
I'M ALL ALONE
HERE TODAY.
SINCE EV'RYONE
THESE DAYS
SEEKS SOMETHING NEW,
FROM NOW ON
I'M GOIN' TO SEEK
SOME NEW THINGS TOO.

FOR THERE'S A CHANGE
IN THE FASHIONS,
ASK THE FEMININE FOLKS,
EVEN JACK BENNY
HAS BEEN CHANGING JOKES,.
I MUST MAKE CHANGES
FROM OLD TO NEW,
I MUST DO THINGS
SAME AS OTHERS DO,
I'M GOIN' TO CHANGE
MY LONG, TALL MAMMADADDY
FOR A LITTLE SHORT FAT,
GOIN' TO CHANGE THE NUMBER
WHERE I LIVE AT.
I MUST HAVE SOME LOVIN'
OR I'LL FADE AWAY,
THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES
MADE TODAY,
THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE.
 

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Cowriters: Billy Higgins