Marriage is for Old Folks Lyrics

by Nina Simone

I love dancing
Crazy romancing
Fellas advancing
Constantly

Marriage is for old folks
Old folks, not for me
One husband, one wife
Whaddya got? Two people sentenced for life

I love singing
Good healthy clinging
Quietly bringing
On a spree

Marriage is for old folks
Cold folks, not for me
One married he, one married she
Whaddya got? Two people watchin' TV

I'm not ready to quit bein' free
And I'm not willing to stop being me
I've gotta sing my song why should I belong
To some guy who says that I'm wrong?

Doo doo doo
Doo doo doo
Doo doo doo

Cookin' dinner
Lookin' no thinner
Gray elbows
And a sudsy sea

Marriage is for old folks
Cold folks and it's not for me
One husband one wife
Whaddya got? Two people sentenced for life

I'm exploding with youth and with zest
Who needs corroding in some vulture's nest?
I've gotta fly my wings go places, do things
My freedom bell's really gonna ring

Doo doo doo
Doo doo doo
Doo doo doo

I've been through years
Too many blue years
Now I want
New year's every eve

Marriage is for old folks
Marriage is for cold folks and thats what I believe
One husband one wife
Whaddya got? Two people sentenced for life

Marriage is for old folks
Marriage is for cold old folks, not for me
Can't you see
Marriage ain't for me