Gener's gone
let's hold a candle up for Gener
he loved you all just like his children
it broke my heart to say goodbye

where did you go?
some say you took up with the argus
prancing lightly with the stallion
no man should ever be so free

if everyone hide a hit
there'd be a poll to count up the styles in culture
if i could sing like the old man
he'd slap my back and ground me for a week

but the kids in city hall strut along
with their beauties by their side
i see them with love
with tears of age falling from my eyes

Gener's gone
could there be hope for redemption
maybe he's locked up in detention
a detention of time

fly Gener fly Gener fly

if everyone had a place
a place to go with other like-minded people
a simple place
where Betty throws the ball to Jimmy

but the new youth pushes limits
of destiny and fate
i look to them with love and forgiveness
i forgive them

Gener's gone
let's hold a candle up for Gener
he loved you all just like his children
and it broke my heart to say goodbye



Lyrics submitted by hyperion70, edited by icontrolthesun

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    General CommentGener sang this great song 2007 at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC.
    Some lines are obviously wrong. Maybe someone can help there.
    hyperion70on March 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAaron's farewell song to his moniker 'Gene Ween'. Written several years before Ween's breakup, he is concerned with age of this youthful band. He is passing the torch on to new, younger bands that will fill the void in the band's absence. It is done with a heavy heart. However there is a slight glimmer of hope in Gener's return.
    icontrolthesunon July 03, 2015   Link

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