You don’t think you are getting older,
Until one day you are told,
Blood pressure’s up much too high,
Take some pills then sit and cry.
When I got up this morning,
And looked in the mirror,
Saw old age where youth once was,
Can’t cut it off with scissors.
There’re wrinkles I’d not seen before,
My glasses falling down me nose false teeth are in me mouth,
Hair coming out slipping onto the floor,
Walking stick sitting just by the door.
A needle when you have to,
To take a test for cholesterol,
Keep your weight down my dear,
You could get heart disease I fear.
And so the nurse has got me at it,
No more cakes,
Oh dear oh damn it,
And all because I’m getting old.