The Best Way To Get Old


Who’s to say why people
Do the things they do?
Say the things they say?
Feel the things they feel?

Who’s to say
What’s the best way
To get old?

I’ve lost exuberance
But I’ve gained perspective
I’ve lost stamina
But I’ve gained perseverance
I’ve lost strength
But I’ve gained fearlessness

I’ve lost years
But I’ve gained precious days
I lost anger and I gained hope
Then I lost hope and gained anger again

I lost a step
But I found my stride
I lost my innocence
And found new types of guilt
I lost my mind
And can’t imagine what’s left to find

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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