"The Autobiographical Grandpa" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
I take a walk I mow the grass
I don't worry 'bout
The years that pass
My wife is dead I live alone
In my little country home
I have my memories
And dogs for friends

I water the ferns I plant some seeds
I make sure to pull out all the weeds
And to help myself along
I like to whistle this funny little song
I sang in my army days when I was young

A hot air balloon I will float away
At times I'm holding you

My kids and grand kids come
To stay with me once a year
And on New Years I drive down to be with them
Though I'm happy often I feel lonely
But when I speak I hear my wife speak

Don't feel alone because you're not really alone
Sweetheart no don't think you're alone

I feed the cat I sweep the floor
I don't fear dying anymore
I like to fish with Ed and Will
In the pond by the old paper mill
I am resigned to finish off my days this way

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    General CommentNo comments? Probably my favorite song by them at the moment. "Sweetheart, no.. don't THINK YOU'RE ALOOOOOONE!"
    Clap Your Handson February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i feed the cats, i sweep the floor - i don't fear dying anymore." can't tell you how many times i wrote that on my school books.
    dxmkrewon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like it is "when i sleep" instead of "speak", that's how i've always heard it and it makes more sense I think but i don't know

    i love this song. very beautiful.
    winterchilion November 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy is my favorite part of this song the 'funny little song (I sang in my army days)' and the following lines. its like a whole different song...
    kb6110on May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone else see the similarities from UP!? Either way, it's beautiful, and on occasion makes me cry. Such a beautiful song.
    Andykinsellaon November 22, 2009   Link

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