Grandad Said

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For the best Grandad ever, Ernest Ronald Stapleton

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How I loved to visit Ireland as a little boy
We would stay at Gran and Grandad’s house
I would fight my cousin Darryl for the best toy gun
Even left him with a bleeding mouth

“Temper, temper, temper!” were the words I’d hear
“Fighting always leads to crying!” Yeah!
We were taken to the house, our tails between our legs
Knew the lecture would be coming now

And Grandad said, “It’s all for the burning!
Don’t be enamoured with your worldly trash
Nothing lasts forever, things will fall to pieces
Boy, don’t look back!
Boy, don’t look back!”

I should have met my Maker on a rain-drenched road
The car was totalled, I survived
And our bass guitar was stolen on Vancouver’s streets
But it didn’t stop us playing live

Old Grandad’s gone to glory and the years roll by
In the future, I will see his face
And all the stuff I valued will be left behind
I won’t need it in that better place

And Grandad said, “It’s all for the burning!
Don’t be enamoured with your worldly trash
Nothing lasts forever, things will fall to pieces
Boy, don’t look back!
Boy, don’t look back!”

I love you, Grandad!

credits

from Happy in My Skin, released June 11, 2016
Written by Lisa and Chris Burness
Arranged by Skellig

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Skellig Ladysmith, British Columbia

Original fiddle-driven rock begun by Chris and Lisa Burness in the UK, producing two CDs, 'In Another Time' and 'Fragile'. A move to Canada in 2006 led to a new line up, including son Caleb, and locals Will and Dylan. 'Skellig' was released in 2009. 'Kingdom Come' was released in 2012.
'Happy In My Skin' was released in 2016.
Shelley and Paul have since joined the band.
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