This Body’s Gonna Wear Out

From the album Shady Treet

© Greg Champion

CH:
This body’s gonna wear out
This body’s gonna wear out
This body’s gonna wear out
But the soul moves on

But the soul moves on
But the soul moves on
This body’s gonna wear out
But the soul moves on

1.
Now first your shoes and then your toes
And next thing you know your balance goes
Your body sags your skin gets thin
Before you know it, your knees cave in
Your ears your nose your eyes your heart
One by one they all fall apart, and

This body’s gonna wear out
This body’s gonna wear out
This body’s gonna wear out
It’s already begun

It’s already begun
It’s already begun
This body’s gonna wear out
But the soul moves on

2
Oh death oh death hear my request
I’m not that sick I just need a rest
I’ll admit that I’m just tryin’
To stretch it out for a little more time
Grant this favour as a friend
And I’ll come quietly in the end, and

3
This body and I have been around
But we kept our two feet on the ground
We stuck together faithfully
She’s been a loyal body to me
She’s done the miles she got me by
But she’s goin’ to that Wreckin’ Yard in the sky, and