Grandpa Charlie

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lyrics

the boy grew up with a mother so shitty
threw a turkey at the wall
and the stain wasn't pretty

they went to Brockton shoe town city
wore the life of Stacy Adams
even when they stopped fitting, hey!

oh, oh, ooooooooh...

straight as an arrow in school, he was witty
and a whole lotta luck
helped him through the nitty-gritty

he went down south to Baltimore city
banged a dent in his head just a
dancing on the jitterbug

the girls up north, they were shy little kittens
but the ones in Baltimore
changed the game he was playing, uh…

went back, got married, got to work, and had a family…

now what's the point of living pretty
if you're not happy?
what a shame, what a pity

if you could go back, would you choose differently?
well, there is no going back
so fuck off all you critics, hey!

credits

from Donut Heart, released October 8, 2016
words by Alfred Ladylike
music by Sxip Shirey
performed by Donut Heart at T berlin, April 10, 2016
recorded/mixed by Sandro Chiaravalle
additional mixing by Josh Gura
cover artwork by Jack Bride

Alfred Ladylike - ukulele and main vocals
Dara Star - bass
Rah Hell - drums

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Donut Heart Berlin, Germany

Donut Heart plays soulful ukulele rock, bouncing double and triple entendres on top of quirky, quickening rhythms and universal truth.

header photo by Johannes Manuel Benjamin CC BY 2016

Donut Heart logo by Marion Barry
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