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In C [Explicit] Lyrics

from Older Than My Old Man Now

"In C [Explicit]" is track #2 on the album Older Than My Old Man Now.
"In C [Explicit]" is track #2 on the album Older Than My Old Man Now.

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Here's another song in C.
When I play piano, it's my key.
If I was playing my guitar,
I'd probably be in G, the chances are.

Here is another song in C.
With my favorite protagonist - me.
Of my little world I'll tell & show.
I'll sing about it so you'll know.

When people in it break my heart,
Then my little world can fall apart.
And there's not a thing I can do,
Except to sing in C to you.

There used to be a family.
Brother, sisters, father, mother and me.
We were living in a little home.
We were fending off the great unknown.

But the great unknown it got inside.
And what had been whole, it did divide.
In the end father had to leave.
When he did the mother had to grieve.

That's the time when real troubles start.
It's when a world can fall apart.
And there's not a thing I can do,
Except to sing in C to you.

I grew up and had a family.
And it broke apart so easily.
All that started thirty years ago.
Why it's never ending I don't know.

I could blame on the great unknown
Or as a kid what I was told and shown.
But I blame myself and I blame her.
The cruel & foolish people that were

And the children that we had are grown
They're out fending off their great unknown
And I've noticed they are a little bit like me
With a tendency to sing in C

So by now is clear to hear and know.
I dont play a lot of piano
But sometimes a fellow has to sit
Just to sing about the heavy shit

And the great unknowns a hurricane
With howling winds, & floods, & driving rain.
You might make it through but you dont know
If right behind it there's a tornado.

And if families didn't break apart
I suppose they don't need for art
But you and I know they do
So I sing in C to you

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