I'm just an old man, how could I understand
I'm just an old man, how could I understand
I remember danger when the strangers came -- they knew my name
They seemed to know my neighbors so I gave them safety in my home

Then there was a pounding sound, and screaming voices all around
I offered them my daughters then a light came from the strangers' skin
They said we had to go away, my wife was worried they... they... they...

I'm just an old man, how could I understand
Fire fell from the sky!
Tears fell from my eyes!
She turned to stone like a bone,
or maybe salt had hardened on her
I was lonely for my wife
It only happened once or twice
I'm just an old man who just can't stand his memories

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    General CommentThis seems like a retelling of the story od Sodom and Gomorrah. to quote the ever-accurate wikipedia:

    "Lot refused to give the visiting angels to the men of Sodom, instead he offered them his two daughters but the men refused. The men were struck with blindness, allowing Lot and his family, who were then instructed to leave the city, to escape. Then Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed with fire and brimstone by God."

    Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back at the city.

    Why are there so few comments on Residents songs? They're such a great and weird band.
    Hirostratuson July 06, 2007   Link

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