From the recording Just Getting Started


My hair’s turning gray just in time to fall out
My doctor tells me I have a touch of the gout
My arm’s too short for me to see
The thoughtful invitation from the AARP
I don’t know how this could be
Time flies too easily
How did it happen to me?
I’m just getting started
I was flush with pride when I could tie my shoe
Next thing I know, the mortgage is due
I’d climb any tree, was a piece of cake
But I’m grounded these days by this lower backache
In my youth I’d lie in bed awake each night
A witness to my hopes and aspirations
Now I lie in bed and I’m kept awake all night
Yearning for my waning expectations
Twenty years can pass in the space of five
They only pick up steam the longer you’re alive
I do my best to seize every day
But the harder I hold on the more they slip away