"The Story Of 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 Commentgc rocks...i'm glad they write songs that are about things people can relate to, and it's not all just about lost love and whatnot.

    ~Toby*
    flutmuttobsteron August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe songs called just 'my old man'
    justakid27on August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is brilliant. I also have a father who picked up and walked out on my family so I can relate.It feels good to know that the can understand what I'm feeling and I vnt my anger towards him in their songs. GC Rocks!
    XXAngryAtMyFatherXXon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe songs called "the story of my old man"
    EDDIEep67on October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti heard its a good song but i wont bother trying to listen to it coz i dont like gothics
    LLkooL-V-on March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat do gothics have to do with anything?
    e1moriahon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat a fucking idiot up there LOL.

    Anyway this is definetly one of the best songs on teh album its got the best beat though for sure.
    Lenachkaon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah.. the gothic thing is a little off. but if you like a song, dont worry about the image of the band.
    lauraleyeon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThey aren't gothic and what does their looks and what they are have to do with their music anyways? Even they were or what not its all about the music. Its just sad your based off apperances. Oh well im glad i dont know you.
    ups_and_downson June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGC kicks ass I have this cd and it rocks hard..great song.
    punkrocker54on December 21, 2004   Link

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