Happy with no teeth
Happy here in hibernation
Slurpin' on a peach
Starin' at the situation
Kitty on my foot
Meowin' out a conversation
Rockin' back and forth
That's my only destination

Old man on the back porch
Old man on the back porch
Old man on the back porch
And that old man is me!

Got a two string on my lap
Total subsonic vacation
Got chicken on the drums,
poundin' out a perfect prescription
Got twenty little worms
I'll plug in some amplification
Got fifteen hundred base drum - luggin bug-eyed monkeys
All arriving at the station

I'm sittin on the back porch, kickin' my legs back,
rockin' in my rocking chair, and sittin' there
On the little back porch is about to fall apart
So I think I might repair it
Just as I'm thinkin' about repairin' it,
Some little friends come along
with some two-string, one-string, no-string guitars
And they all plug em all in to the back porch
And they sit around playin' all their favorite songs
They's kickin' back feelin' real good,
real fine, real full of the wine
And everything's fine, everything's beautiful,
everything's great, I just feel so good
You know I'm seventy years old
and I'm slurpin' everything through a straw

Lyrics submitted by carboncentric

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    General Commenthehe, i love the presidents of the united states of america.
    NicoleInWonderlandon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAhhh, the simple life. Sometimes I wish could do nothing but sit on a porch playin' my banjo. I like how this song reminisces on some of the Presidents' best song's, like Kitty and Peaches.
    victoryguy11on May 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsome of the lyrics here all struck me as just describing the equipment they have on stage to play their songs..

    "got twenty little worms, ALL PLUGGED into amplification" always made me think of wires crisscrossing the stage every which way..

    so it just seems to me a very simple song about the good life and just paying your music..

    and make me think when they use animals in their other songs (froggie pops up a lot).. its a specific reference to something or someone... it'd be a neat theme to their music.. gut i doubt its really holds any water..
    SavageMadroxon August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis songs called Back Porch not Old Man.

    Great song nonetheless. The song is just saying to enjoy the small things in life.
    DanStranger51on July 28, 2010   Link

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