Twenty years ago, saw a friend was walking by
And I stopped him on the street to ask him
How it went, and all he did was cry
I looked him in the face, but I couldn't see past his eyes
Asked him what the problem was, he says "Here is your disguise"

Now he's hardly getting over it
Hardly getting used to getting by

Old may lays down by the railroad tracks
Got no paper in his pocket, got no paper on his back
I asked him what the time was, he says "Hit the road now, Jack"
Went back to see him next week
He died of a heart attack and died away

Now he's hardly getting over it
Hardly getting used to getting by

Grandma, she got sick, she is going to die
And grandpa had a seizure, moved into a hotel cell and died away
My parents, they just wonder when they both are going to die
And what do I do when they die?

Now I'm hardly getting over it
Hardly getting used to getting by


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    this song is better for its music and vocal melody and instrumentation but the lyrics are nearly as beautiful, wow this is a great song.

    JBlumon June 06, 2004   Link
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    This is a song about aging and death and the inevitability of having to deal with it as time goes on. The scenarios get progressively worse as the song goes. Bob's wondering how he's going to deal with burying his older loved ones because he'll have to one day.

    Starbuck76on January 23, 2006   Link
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    I was really pleasantly surprised when I first heard this track on "Candy Apple Grey." Unfortunately, my second-hand copy skips pretty much all the way through this song, which next to "Don't Wanna Know..." has got to be the best on the LP.

    zacharyvon September 20, 2006   Link
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    This is an awesome song. Lyrics are very self-explanatory :)

    thundercaton January 21, 2008   Link
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    Bob Mould, master of lyrical misery, in prime form. The live version on The Living End is far better, IMHO.

    leamancon July 03, 2008   Link

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