Me and my old man lived down in Decatur
He worked most of his life at the grain elevator

Yeah he worked there for over 30 years
After work he'd go out and he'd pound down some beers

Some evenings he'd go playing cards with a few of his pals
At night they'd go downtown and they'd rouse up some gals

Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey

One afternoon, the exact day I forget
Inside the elevator someone lit a cigarette

The dust in the air just up and exploded
Along with the elevator and the trucks being loaded

Everyone but my old man were blown to kingdom come
He was left with a face that looked like chewed bubble gum

Haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw
Haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw haw

His looks don't bother him, now in the least
With a sack on his head he's still a sexual beast
His pals are all gone now, but he doesn't mind
'Cause when it came to playing cards they were all the cheating kind

Everyone but my old man, blown from Decatur to kingdom come...
The kids on the street just call him Mr. Bubble gum.

La la la la la la...

La di da da dum, lolli-lolli-lollipop


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