George's Song

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There is a longish instrumental overture that is intended to be a story itself about a child growing up.

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George's Song (every song and every child is different)
Music and lyrics written by Dana Austin
(c) Dana L. Austin, all rights reserved


Do you remember when we went to the circus
with the windshield wiper clown?
Windshield wipers going swish-swish-swish
while the other clowns hosed him down

And the times that we went to the park just the two of us
frisbee, ball, and kite?
Deep left, runner's coming, throw him out at home
from the wall, with all your might.

Lose our bait and skip pebbles over the lake
At Como, Lake Como, "we're here because we're here."
Critters hide in the bush when we go for a ride
And look in the gully -- well did you see the deer?

Then you're six-foot-three like a tree
strong and solid and standing on your own (well almost...)
fifteen years of stuff we saved, your Mom an' me,
remind us how you've grown.

Schoolwork, paintings, crafts, awards, and baby clothes,
report cards, all the rest
are in a great big box in the attic near the front
that we call your treasure chest.

Now and then we open it up and begin
A journey inside us, it's easy to restore
memory's page gone a little bit yellow with age
Then each time we put back a little something more.

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from Gasoline Rainbows, track released February 13, 2014

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