My Old Man

Based on a true story (except for the bit about the train). The line “that artists love and women hate” was inspired by the pencil drawings of Kelvin Okafor.

My old man had a weight in his chest
He'd not be calm Content and rest
He took his money and his Sunday best
And left for the other side

You won't find greener on the other side
You won't find greener on the other side
Oh for the sake of the heavens I cried
You won't find greener on the other side

My old man had an itch in his boots
He'd not stand still he'd not lay roots
He looked to the door for a good excuse
To move to the other side

You won't find greener on the other side
You won't find greener on the other side
Oh for the sake of the heavens I cried
You won't find greener on the other side

My old man had the kind of face
artists love and women hate
it took all the lines of a twisted fate
to move to the other side

You won't find greener on the other side
You won't find greener on the other side
Oh for the sake of the heavens I cried
You won't find greener on the other side

My old man had a bakki pipe
he kept it lit in his lips held tight
he never ran out but tonight he might
to move to the other side

You won't find greener on the other side
You won't find greener on the other side
Oh for the sake of the heavens I cried
You won't find greener on the other side

My old man walked down the track
I yelled for the sake of the heavens look back
he wouldn't turn he got knocked down flat
he'd gone to the other side

You won't find greener on the other side
You won't find greener on the other side
Oh for the sake of the heavens I cried
You won't find greener on the other side

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