"Remnants Of Percy Bass" as written by and Melora Creager....
He scrapes the dirt from his nails with a stick.
He makes a big pile in pail on the sink.
Who was he?
Oh, I'll never tell.
He has not got a thing left to sell.
Oh, the remnants of Percy Bass.

He glued the newspaper to the wall.
Skeleton clostes are down the hall.
Nobody knows him like I do.
I remember when there were things he could do.

Some things are not made to last.
Oh, the remnants of Percy Bass.
Some things are things like this:
He could catch a rabbit with one hand.
He could build a castle out of sand. He was
A handsome man.
He gave a tender kiss.

Nobody knows about the fancy shows you starred in
When you were seventeen. I'll never
Tell about your secret life
To a magazine.

I can remember when you were the shallow hero.
It was so long ago when you were
Everybody's shining star.
You were a daydream.

But now,
He needs someone to hold his hand.
Nothing has quite worked out how he had planned.
I try to help him how I can.
But he has forgotten who I am.

Some things in life are not made to last.
Oh, the remnants of Percy Bass.
Some things in life are not made to last.
Oh, the remnants of Percy Bass.

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"Remnants of Percy Bass" as written by Melora Creager


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    General CommentI've heard that this is a song about Melora's friend's pet pig, but I'm not sure if that's true! This song is really original and Melora's voice is so haunting- it's great.
    Rasputinaon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's really about anything..However, I know the name, percy bass, is the name of her friend's pet pig..But I think it could be related to watching someone grow up and lose thier confidence and gusto for life...Like maybe a grandmother watching her husband grow old..
    FilthyCorsetStringson June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit's about a dude with alzhimer's...
    sounds like he was once a heartthrob
    and also in a pr0n show at 17...
    but now not only is he forgotten, but he's forgotten his life, and she's the only one that remembers.
    SavPixieon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of "Oh, Injury" someone losing their life because their health has gone awry. Alzheimer's would make sense.
    doglover427on July 04, 2010   Link

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