"Bad Old Man" as written by and Steven Michael Jones....
He had a bad old man who beat him
Took a hammer to his knees just to please him
Now he's 35, and half alive
He's an open mouth in a bee hive
He's gonna smile and be happy
Make everyone know that he's happy
Put his smiling face on a billboard
Kiss him from your car, he's happy.
He's not happy.

With his swollen lips round his early teens
In his dress he can't believe it's in his genes
Some days he's half man, then he's half God
But on his good days he wouldn't touch his greens
He's gonna make you smile and be happy.
Make everyone know that he's happy
Put his smiling face on the t.v
Kiss him from your chair, make him happy

He drowned his stepson in the duck pond
Let the wife-beater out to make a pop song
He put razor blades in the ice cream
Shot a paedophile in a wet dream

He's got a young man who feeds him
Whispers sweet nothings just to please him
He makes him cool for the t.v
Makes half the man he is a celebrity
With his swollen lips around his early teens
In his dress he can't believe it's in his genes
He's half a man, and half a god
One half bitch, one half dog

He drowned his stepson in the duck pond
Let the wife-beater out to make a pop song
Put razor blades in the ice cream
Made nobody famous on the big screen

Put the whole wide world on remote control
He put a 5 times rapist on his t.v show
On every single channel in every single home
You can even hear his voice on the telephone


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    General CommentFor some reason I can't expalin, this song always makes me think of Rupert Murdoch. That is the beauty of the song, everyone thinks of their very own 'Bad Old Man'. It is so sad how underrated Babybird (Stephen Jones) is.
    ccammyon March 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is a good song, I don't really know what it's about, i wonder if it's about someone specifically.
    And No one has posted it two years, so i doubt anyone will!!!
    maggdalinon June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell someone is posting now! But is anyone reading?
    I heard this was about some very popular DJ but Stephen Jones has never revealed who. I think maybe Chris Evans but i don't know why!
    Very under-rated artist which is ashame. These must be the darkest pop songs ever.
    Kurt Russellon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh I see, Thanks for filling me in!
    Indeed, a very under-rated artist.
    maggdalinon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI believe Stephen likes Chris Evans; at least he announced on Chris's show, TFI Friday, that the show was 'the best thing on television'
    Phonophobeon December 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song alternates between a cruel relationship between a successful
    Bad old Man, in the entertainment industry, and an attractive (toy boy) step son.

    The son see's his other brother(friend in boyband?) drowning in a duck pond, and, anger makes him take a hammer to his "bad old Man"', who, having got a reaction from, and unable to walk, is now pleased. Caus now he owns the young man for life....

    now the young man is at the "Bad old Man's" biddings, and hence is an open mouth in a beehive, has to be very careful of what he says, subservient. and continue to convince his fans, forcing to smile, that he's Happy,

    He's not happy....

    With his swolen lips round his early teens, could infer either the Bad old Man doing felatio on the young gay guy, or in his dress(literal or not) the boy can't believe its the way he looks,,,

    Half man to his master, half god to his Idols, This boy still isn't happy...

    BOM drowns his STEP-Son in the mediocrity of a duck pond, not a chance this kid could swim in the ocean with sharks, the queeny old fag lets his boy(wife beater / white singlet that doesn't fit tight any more (...on his good days he wouldn't eat his greens) cut him down with razor sharp words,

    Made NO one talented and famous.

    But by the time he's burned out, made money of, used up and is in life bondage
    to this Bad old Man...

    Made sure that the whole world watching saw a 5 time rapist on a TV show, just to further infuriate this man bitch tool....Who's gonna beleve him?

    You can even hear his voice on the telephone.... any radio show with burnt out others, takes call from the fans...>?

    Anthony aka "One Son of Satan" .
    LastTrueAussieon April 04, 2015   Link

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