"My Old Man" as written by and Peter M Bauer Walter R Martin....
Here we are, come see us driving in your car.
In the morning's dim, break it off with him.
You said something there. Something throws me from my chair.
I refuse to talk this hour, 'cause I don't need this now.
You're a sure thing, but I know
I don't need this now.

You're an old friend we both know
I could take you out.
And last night I did something that I don't wanna hear.
Bring your sister out, we'll be leaving now.
And I punched upset, and it's buzzing in my ear.
Bring your sister out, we'll be leaving now.

You're a sure thing but I know
You can count me out.
You're an old friend. We both know
I could take you out.

I see it now. I see it slow, I see it now. I see it now.

Here we are, come see us filing in my car and take a spin
Break it off with him.
He says something there. Something throws me from my chair.
Bring your sister out, we'll be leaving now.

You're a sure thing but I know
You can count me out.
You're an old friend. We both know
I could take you out.


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"My Old Man" as written by Matthew Frederick Barrick James Hamilton Leithauser

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    My InterpretationI can't believe no one has commented on this brilliant piece yet. lol.

    I see it this way

    With the entire break up concept bows + arrows brought to the table. "My Old Man" is the part where he knows his ex has a new boyfriend and he had found out the night before, doing something possibly drunkenly and thoughtless but was enough to prove to his ex he still loves her. Whom in turn still is desiring him/ wants him back. And this man just doesn't make sense with his ex girlfriend in the first place.

    He angers him, it 'throws him from his chair.'

    He knows her, he knows how she is, 'bring your sister out.'

    So early the next morning they get a hold of one another, and he half heartily apologizes for acting like an ass the night before but he doesn't 'need it now.'

    Leaving her with the final ultimatum:

    If you're with me, then cmon, 'break it off with him' and we'll take your sister out and have a good time.

    zebrawithsarson May 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about an ex-girlfriend who he loves and is now dating a good friend of his. He tried to take her back the night before and when when confronted by his friend, he punches him in his drunken rage.

    He then goes to his friend's house the next day to take his friend's sister with him. She likes him, but he doesn't love her, and does it out of jealousy and spite.

    It's a song of bitter heartbreak.
    jordan1107on September 24, 2017   Link

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