Country music legend Willie Nelson performs at Billy Bob's Texas on November 12, 2016 during the bar's 35th anniversary celebration in Fort Worth.. Nelson's son, Lukas Nelson, is at right.

Country music legend Willie Nelson performs at Billy Bob's Texas on November 12, 2016 during the bar's 35th anniversary celebration in Fort Worth.. Nelson's son, Lukas Nelson, is at right.

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Last year, Willie Nelson sang that he "woke up still not dead again." Now, he's the "Last Man Standing."

The Texas singer-songwriter released the new track Friday ahead of a new album of the same name — Last Man Standing — to be released April 27, a few days before his 85th birthday.

Nelson been recovering from the flu recently, and has canceled concerts from coast to coast on doctor's orders.  Nelson, however, says he's feeling fine and is looking forward to getting on the road, again.

My dad is a badass ... resting in Maui and feeling much better, according to him .. thanks to everyone who’s been asking how he is!

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In his new tune, Nelson laments that he's the last man standing among many friends. He name-drops Waylon Jennings, Ray Price and Merle Haggard, saying they "lived just as fast as me," and wonders who will be the next Outlaw to pass. "I don't want to be the last man standing," he sings, "wait a minute, maybe I do."

Willie Nelson, still suffering from the flu, cancels concerts until March

Of course, Nelson is only the latest "last man standing." In 2006, rock and roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis — who is two years younger than Nelson — put out an album of duets called Last Man Standing. Nelson was featured on the track "Couple More Years" off that album.

Nelson is scheduled to appear next on March 5 in Greenville, S.C. His next Texas show will be March 12 at the Amarillo Civic Center, but he'll also be at the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, Okla., on March 10.

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