Touch me while we both have hands
We won't keep them very long
Watch the window curtain blowing in the breeze
Keep your blessed memories

It's not what we talk about
When the table gossip turns
Someday you might find a circle of my friends
And they'll cry when you walk in

The grass is high on grandpa's farm
But he's not there to cut it down
Grey cat walking through the yard
Stops short and turns around as if he heard a sound

And we'll forget this solemn day
We'll be always young again
But I'll remember him, the one who's left us now
And hold you close as you'll allow


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    General Commentthese are not the correct lyrics, these are lyrics from A Book Unfinished. Here's the correct lyrics:

    touch me while we both have hands
    we won't keep them very long
    watch the window curtain blowing in the breeze
    keep your blessed memories

    it's not what we talk about
    when the table gossip turns
    someday you might find a circle of my friends
    and they'll cry when you walk in

    the grass is high on grandpa's farm
    but he's not there to cut it down
    grey cat walking through the yard
    stops short and turns around as if he heard a sound

    and we'll forget this solemn day
    we'll be always young again
    but i'll remember him, the one who's left us now
    and hold you close as you'll allow
    sortileguson January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song, by the way. my new favorite in fact. i wish Sam's older home recordings were easier to find though.
    sortileguson January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like how the perspective in the song changes from beginning to end...at least, that's the way I see it. The first is from an old man's point of view, talking to his wife/family. The second is a little blurry, but maybe it's the grandpa's final thoughts, like an echo right after his death. the third is a third-party narration of his estate and the lonely house he left behind. The last is his surviving family, children or grandchildren perhaps, recovering in the wake of his death. this song wins.
    Peaucharleson February 13, 2008   Link

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