Nother Penny in my Pony

Words and music copyright ©1980 by Howard Ashby Kranz


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1. Last August I turned fifty six and a half.

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Whatcha gonna be when you grow up? my friends sometimes ask.

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And I tell them that youíre only as old as you feel,

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while Iím thinking to myself Iím about ready to keel.


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Chorus:Cause I keep getting older, and it keeps getting harder,

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and I keep feeling dumber the more I get smarter.

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ĎNother penny in my pony, and Iíll try to keep a-going,

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cause a grownup is just a person whoís no longer growing.


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2. Now my peer group all are getting good jobs with good pay.

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Iím still roaming around looking for places to play.

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And I long for security, but I try to keep mobile.

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And Iím scared of the future, both personal and global.




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3. When my time comes to die, be it by cancer or bomb,

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let my lips be still puckered at my soap bubble wand.

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Cause I think that itís true, what was said by Dr. Seuss:

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ďAdults are obsolete children, and the hell with them.Ē