my orphan year lyrics – nofx

(acoustic version)

my father had dementia
he lied in bed for months
once in a while he’d call me,
and ask me to fly down
i told him that i’d love to
but i had things to do
and so he died without his son
i heard about it drunk after a show

my mother battled cancer
for over seven years
i nursed her and i held her
when time was running out
the night before she left me
i drank scotch all night
and thanked her for everything she’d done
raising me alone wasn’t much fun

so dad i can forgive you,
but i’ll never forget,
months i wouldn’t see you and when i did
you’d be out with your friends all night
alone and only nine
i watched the outer limits
scared out of my mind
i wonder if you felt the same
the days before you died
i wonder if you even knew
why i wouldn’t come around
i bet if you had been there,
there wouldn’t be this song

2006 goodbye parents
for once, i’m sincere
2006 that was my orphan year

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