He was a kind hearted man in a hateful world
And he caught every thing that life ever hurled
Like the oldest fucking mountain he always stood so tall
Forever showing what it means to be unbreakable

Paycheck to paycheck, 3 jobs a day
He's the ransom for his family's pain
In the coldest world with the warmest heart
He puts to shame what you consider hard
He's the man you don't see in the mirror
While the world was screaming death
He chose a different song to hear
He's the band that's playing while the ship sinks
The song of hope, he forever sings

He taught the sun to shine
So teach me, teach me
Can you please teach this son to shine?

How can this world never break
Your warm heart in this frigid fucking place?
You're like the river that keeps on flowing
And growing, never changing, rearranging

How can this world never take
Your solid stance in these turbulent times?
You're like the tree in the burning forest
That never was burned down

And what he said to me was this:
"Just love the world, it won't love you back"
Old man, take a look at my life
I'm nothing like you are
Take a look at my life
I'm so very fucking far
From the person I aspire to be
The person I aspire to be
The person I aspire to be


Lyrics submitted by Lanner, edited by BlueDiamondx3

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  • +1
    General CommentR.I.P. Mr. Flynn.
    kappav2on April 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about a pretentious arrogant douchebag telling you that some other guy is vastly better than you and that you suck.
    despondenton October 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe person he's talking about is pat's grandpa
    HomerunHenryon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song damn near moved me to tears when they played it live.
    Highanxietymindon July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not about his grandpa but his father.
    Corebyhearton August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, it used to be about his grandfather. He just stated recently that its now about his father.
    xbostonmassxon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNeilYoungxCore. :D
    HashSlingingSlasheron January 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis makes me think of my dad
    boyconstrictoron January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the reference to the titanic and the men who played as the ship sunk
    jaaacccobon December 09, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is about a genuine role model..we all know somebody like this, a person who is inexplicably positive and forever trudges forward despite hardships.

    The narrator aspires to be like this person, but realizes despite his admiration he's "so very fucking far" from being that person.

    It also turns a classic line, "old man take a look at my life", on its head.

    This song displays the humility spoken of earlier in About Face.
    Pilaf1996on March 03, 2008   Link

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