Hootie & The Blowfish - Old Man & Me - Single Cover

“Old Man & Me” is a song by the American rock band Hootie & The Blowfish. It was released on April 2, 1996 with “Before the Heartache Rolls In” on the B-side as the lead single from their second studio album, “Fairweather Johnson.” It was written by the band members, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld. While “Old Man & Me” did not match the commercial success of their breakout hits from “Cracked Rear View,” such as “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry,” and “Only Wanna Be with You,” in the Unites States, it topped the singles chart in Canada, and received positive reviews and airplay on rock radio stations.

“Old Man & Me” is a laid-back and melodic rock song that showcases Hootie & The Blowfish’s signature sound. The song features the warm and soulful vocals of lead singer Darius Rucker, as well as the band’s tight harmonies and instrumentation. The lyrics of “Old Man & Me” tell a story of friendship, loyalty, and personal growth. The narrator reflects on his journey and experiences with an older mentor figure (the “old man”) who offers guidance and life lessons. The song’s nostalgic and introspective theme resonated with listeners, adding to its appeal.

Hootie & The Blowfish continued to release music and tour throughout the years, maintaining a dedicated fan base. After a period of hiatus, they reunited in the 2000s and released new albums, continuing to showcase their distinctive blend of rock and soul influences. “Old Man & Me” remains a favorite among Hootie & The Blowfish fans, capturing the band’s signature sound and heartfelt storytelling. The song’s introspective lyrics and melodic charm reflect the essence of their music and the impact they had on the rock scene of the 1990s.

Hootie & The Blowfish – Old Man & Me (When I Get to Heaven) – Lyrics