"My Old Man" as written by Benji Madden and Joel Madden....
I don't know too much,
Too much of my old man.
I know he walked right out the door
And we never saw him again.
Last I heard he was at the bar doing himself in. I know I got that same disease,
I guess I got that from him.
This is the story of my old man,
Just like his father before him.
I'm telling you do anything you can,
So you don't end up just like them, like them. Monday he woke up and hated life,
Drank until Wednesday and left his wife. Thursday through Saturday lost everything,
Woke up on Sunday miserable again.

I remember baseball games
And working on the car.
He told me that he loved me
And that I would go far.
Showed me how to work hard
And stick up for my-self,
I wish he wasn't too hard to listen to himself.

This is the story of my old man,
Just like his father before him.
I'm telling you do anything you can,
So you don't end up just like them, like them. Monday he woke up and hated life, drank until Wednesday and left his wife.
Thursday through Saturday lost everything,
Woke up on Sunday miserable again...again...again.
Someday he'll wish that he made things right(made things right),
Long for his family and miss his wife(miss his wife),
Remember the days he had everything(everything),
Now he's alone and miserable again.


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"The Story of My Old Man" as written by Joel Madden Benji Madden

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    General Commenti think all their songs they write about their father are so damn touching. damn their father. damn him to hell.
    SebTheCrabon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know where i can actually find this song?
    GCrocksmysockson August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou can go to theyoungandthehopeless.homestead.com/ and download the album, but just make sure you still buy it when it comes out so they can see that we support them and all
    StolenBikesRideFaston August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh my god! i so admire you bright eyes! just copying and pasting a review you found one emotionalpunk.com on every new gc song! oh how i wish i were you!
    GCMestMeUpon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentxbright, im with gcmestmeup, you really are inspiring...where can i learn to be a loser with no life too??
    PoserChick57on August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjust be yourself with dumb comments like that and you're already there... alrighty?!?!?!

    yeah i like this song and the whole album is really good! everybody should have it the day it comes out!!!!
    cherrypunkker07on August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe lyric is "i wish it wasn't too hard to listen to his tale" i think that's it at least. this song is really really good.
    throughbeingmeon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah X Bright you are a freak. I mean I don't get it at all. If you hate GC so much why go to the trouble of writing all this stuff??? Get over it!
    This song is good too, even if it doesn't have much relevance to me and I agree with Seb the Crab. Damn the father to hell!
    jenu_84on September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere really is no need to be rude. i dont even know why people bother responding to dumb posts like that. Just because you are a fan of emo, doesnt mean you can't listen to anything else. This album is really good! if you wanna get pumped for any event, then this is the one to put on! lol its great, no matter what you listen to!!
    Shelbzzon March 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentppl are strange.. they go to the trouble of writing lots of sh!t about a band they hate or dislike, if you hate them, then hate them, no one needs to know that , and no one cares

    i wonder how their dad feels about it..
    sumestplan4gcon April 18, 2003   Link

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