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  1. Years Ago
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David's second single to Radio -- based on a true story.

Lyrics

(D. Pestrak)

I read in the newspaper a story about a man
92-years old holding a microphone in his hand
Growing-up he said he’d be a singer some day
At that karaoke bar, that’s what he was yesterday

He sang a song he used to sing as a child,
Everyone sang along, like it had come back in style.
When he was done he grinned and said “man, that was fun”,
I just wish I had this chance, when I was still young”

--CHORUS--
I should’ve done this years ago, when I had a better voice
It was my dream but no one gave me the choice
But, if you really want something, don’t sit back and wait
Cause you’ll end up old like me and find yourself saying…
I should’ve done this years ago.

I went down to that karaoke bar the next Friday night,
There he was on stage again, I couldn’t believe my eyes
While everyone was singin’ along, I just sat there and stared
He saw me all alone, so he sat with me and said:

“That was a song from back in nineteen-sixty-four,
Way before your time but you’ve heard of Johnny Cash before”
I said “I just like watching you, it looks like you’re having fun”,
Then he looked me in the eye, and said “let me tell you this my son”

--CHORUS--
I should’ve done this years ago, when I had a better voice
It was my dream but no one gave me the choice
But, if you really want something, don’t sit back and wait
Cause you’ll end up old like me and find yourself saying…
I should’ve done this years ago.

Oh, the next week he caught me, I was singing along
And he said “hey kid, come-here, help me do this next song”

We sang a song he used to sing back in the war,
And I saw a teardrop from his eyes splash against the floor
He said “don’t let life pass you by, go chase your dreams today,
And you won’t have to sit here one day… and say:

--CHORUS 2--
I should’ve done this years ago, when I had a better voice
It was my dream but no one gave me the choice
Son, I know you want this, so don’t hesitate,
And when you’re old like me you’ll look back on life and say
I’m glad I did this years ago”