My Grandpa Sid
This is one of two songs I wrote about some family members.
Most of this is true, and while its a little bittersweet, there's sweet in amongst the bitter, if that makes any sense.
recorded quick on the iPhone... left room for a guitar solo or something at the end but not sure if I'll go back and do it..
My grandpa Sid was an affable SOB, I never really knew him well
My grandmother had enough after 30 years, she told him Sydney, go to hell
My grandfather Sid went to law school, back in 1936
He only practiced law for one year, got caught trying to arrange a fix
He went into the hotel business in his mind he was a great success
Never would be pinned down on specifics, his past was always somewhat of a guess
In later years he was remarried, to a woman no one else liked at all
I never spent all that much time with him, just remember that occasional call
He talked about his Florida weather, he would speak in such broad clichés
He’d end by saying ‘kid I got my money on you’, that was his stock ending phrase
When he died and left it all to wife number two, none of us were very surprised
To us he kind of faded away, many years before he actually died
And I don’t want to fade away before I die, in the memories of those that are dear
I’d rather be a presence to the ones I love, not fly to Florida and disappear
You’re probably playing golf in the hereafter, you were a good golfer and a bit of an SOB
Way more attached to those golf balls then you were to your family
(c) M. Skliar
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