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Little Old Man | Bad Daddy

About the artist

Bad Daddy! is a 6-member band who combine a mixture of acoustic and electric instruments to bring their original songs to life. Mark R Lightcap and Bruce Marelich played in a well know SF Bay Area band called Pendragon back in the 60's and early 70's. Other members include Cole Spohr, Vinnie Carini, Jerrad Benedict, and Vera Bridges. Instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, mandolin, banjo, blues harp, fiddle. Check Bad Daddy! out at, Facebook,www.baddady.net, and www.myspace.com/baddaddyrock .

Lyrics

Little old man sittin’ on a bench
All alone in the cold
The wind is blowin’ up a fierce storm
Through holes worn in his coat
He survived a head on crash
That took his family
Woe, woe, woe-is-me
Woe, woe, years of grief

A cute little boy walkin’ through the park
Holdin’ his daddy’s hand
Stops and asks, “Daddy can I give
My jacket to that old man
His dad says, “That’s a stranger boy
You’d better just let him be”
Woe, woe, woe-is-me
Woe, woe the things we teach

There’s too much damn apathy
Spreadin’ like the plague
It’s got a head of steam, the timing’s bad
So many souls to save
Little old man’s a ghost-ship
Adrift in a soupy fog
Folks pass him by with blinkered eyes
And don’t even know he’s lost

Little old man sittin’ on a bench
Ice cycles in his hair
He’s not breathin’, crowd looks on
But it’s a little too late to care
The frozen smile upon his face
Expresses such relief
Woe, woe, woe-is-me
Woe, woe, he’s finally free

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Liner notes

A song about the plight of the homeless and how it's way too easy to assume they are a victim of their own devices.