Oh, Pa

2001 Garrett Clevenger

 

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Oh son can you tell me the reason,       if you have got a good one?

I was walking through the kitchen         and all the dishes were left undone.

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Cm            Oh son,

A#   G#     Oh son,

 

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Oh pa, I was locked in my bedroom     with her picture in my head.

Oh pa, don't you remember                     when you were filled with dread?

F               D#   Oh pa, Oh pa,

G                    Oh pa,

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Cm                 Oh pa,

 

Cm

Oh son, I drove past your high school, the buses were flashing red,

ten feet away a kid stood up                   and shot a poor man dead.

A#   G#     Oh son, Oh son,

Cm            Oh son,

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Oh pa, he was my teacher                       he gave the kid a 'D'

The Dumbass thought he'd make the prof ancient history.

F               D#   Oh pa, Oh pa,

G                    Oh pa,

G#  A#           Oh pa, Oh pa,

Cm                 Oh pa,

 

Cm

Oh son, what can this mean                    what do you have to say?

I was fighting with my enemy                and we chose to runaway.

A#   G#     Oh son, Oh son,

Cm            Oh son,

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Oh pa, you are both cowards,                how do you comb your hair?

How do you shave or look real brave if you won't look in the mirror?

F               D#   Oh pa, Oh pa,

G                    Oh pa,

G#  A#           Oh pa, Oh pa,

Cm                 Oh pa,

 

Cm

Oh son, where is your mother?              Dinner's getting late.

I've got no clean underwear                    and I need someone to hate.

A#   G#     Oh son, Oh son,

Cm            Oh son,

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Oh pa, mama has runoff with                 Profesor Plumbs widow.

All she said was, "even in bed,               your life-force didn't show."

F               D#   Oh pa, Oh pa,

G                    Oh pa,

G#  A#           Oh pa, Oh pa,

Cm                 Oh pa,

 

Cm

Oh son, Mr. Manisit                                   fired me today.

He said they were restructuring.           How will I make my pay?

A#   G#     Oh son, Oh son,

Cm            Oh son,

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Oh pa, you can work for peace              and sustainability.

You can show them you're a man         who deserves more dignity.

F               D#   Oh pa, Oh pa,

G                    Oh pa,

G#  A#           Oh pa, Oh pa,

Cm                 Oh pa,

 

Cm

Oh son, what is our problem?                 Why won't we better things?

It's plain to see it ain't working,              we know what Monday brings.

A#   G#     Oh son, Oh son,

Cm            Oh son,

A#   G#     Oh son,

 

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Oh pa, we are the product                       of a dead society.

Give up the ghost and let us host           a new reality.

F               D#   Oh pa, Oh pa,

G                    Oh pa,

G#  A#           Oh pa, Oh pa,

Cm                 Oh pa,