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Echo Park Lyrics By Keith Barbour

    it’s the morning soon he’ll rise
    find the glasses for his eyes
    aren’t what they used to be
    picks up the clothes he’s worn so long
    on the bureau sits the picture of a lady
    and the mural of a man who’s been gone for many years

    the old man walks in echo park
    from bench to bench he moves from morning ’til dark
    for the ducks some bread he brings
    wonder if he’ll feed them this time next spring
    listening to the children play
    reminds him of other days
    many years ago
    thoughts of a child that he helped grow
    and the memory of a letter saying dear sir
    we regret to inform you your son will not be coming home


    old man tell me are there fears
    do you measure life in years
    or is one day all you’ll ever know
    i’ve got to know

    have i been a good man
    have i tried to see the light
    wish i may wish i might
    have the wish i wish tonight
    have i been a good man

    Artist: Keith Barbour

    Year: 1969

    Decade: 60s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 96