"Roses And Bluejays" as written by and Richard Terfry....
i'm a lot like my dad i would have to say
he's been wearing a beard ever since mom passed away
she would have hated it...inspiring,
he likes to go to church to hear the choir sing

roses and bluejays, winter comes, game over
he's in the driveway removing snow with a flame thrower
drives a hard bargain, knows how to get the deals
spring fever hits he needs a new set of wheels
every year it never fails...

roaming around it his hometown, beachcombing
roses and bluejays, i'm a lot like my father
he knows he should go to work but sometimes he doesn't bother
reads books of every sort
and gets all the news he needs from the weather report
the door stays open a few days and closes
what's more important than bluejays and roses?
son of a gun, the old man is something else
in addition to being a bullfighter and magician
he's a lazy river, slow moving train
future hall of famer, playing through the pain
he's a grizzly bear...
and do you know one time he even saw a ufo?
my dad's favorite things are roses and bluejays
i would say we are the same in more than a few ways

full of beans and big ideas
'cause i can't sleep i'm not sure why he is
wide awake and off to the races
out of gas and lost in space


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    General Comment"out of gas and lost in space"

    this song is one of the best.
    deadgenerationon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds of the men in the Maritimes, from where this guy hails. Something sad and haunting about it. Eccentric and lonely.
    halloween2on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment..the world a purple mist, like arms without fists. Just sayin.
    ggregoryon March 07, 2013   Link
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    Link(s)"and gets all the news he needs from the weather report"

    - reference to the Simon & Garfunkel song "The Only Living Boy In New York" which has a very similar line.

    "in addition to being a bullfighter and magician"

    - reference to Orson Welles, who has done both of these things
    Skinnyfistson July 14, 2013   Link

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