"My Old Man Had A Pistol" as written by and Matthew Pryor....
My old man had a pistol
Never carried around
Never taught me to use it, yeah
No blood on the ground

Images of a family
Somewhere deep in the South
Wish that girl taking pictures, yeah
Dragged me out

Stand inside
Knees fall to the ground
I pray take me far away
From everything that I am

Must've lost all my memories
Must've blacked 'em all out
Thank god for the pictures, yeah
Didn't burn in the house

Stand inside
Knees fall to the ground
I pray take me far away
From everything that I am
I pray take me far away
Everything that I am

Escape is the only way out
Escape is the only way out
Escape is the only way out
Only way out



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"My Old Man Had a Pistol" as written by Matthew Pryor

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    General CommentVery decreit, if personal. Good song.
    PJCsecondplaceon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentreally sad. i once was in nearly the exact same situation
    farthest i got was the barrel was in my mouth- took it out cuz it tasted rusty ;)
    HardPoorC0rnon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a good song....it reminds me of the band Blues Travelers with the harmonica...
    TheTruEmoKidon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe harmonica on this song really sets it off. lyrically i dont think its the best, but i think lines like "i pray take me far away from everything that i am" really convey the emotion in this song. super powerful
    julian1on March 24, 2007   Link

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