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Nick Lowe Ponders His Mortality in 'Checkout Time'

Stream a song from the songwriter's forthcoming album 'The Old Magic'

July 6, 2011 12:05 PM ET
Nick Lowe Ponders His Mortality in 'Checkout Time'

Click here to listen to Nick Lowe's "Checkout Time"

"I'm 61 years old now / Lord, I never thought I'd see 30," veteran songwriter Nick Lowe sings on "Checkout Time," a cut from his 13th studio album The Old Magic. The country-tinged tune finds Lowe pondering his mortality and figuring out what to do with the rest of his life before it's "checkout time." Lowe remains one of the sharpest lyricists in rock, with a talent for penning sharp, thoughtful lines that have a light, conversational tone. The Old Magic won't be in shops until September 13th, but you can preview the record by streaming "Checkout Time" now.

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