Anna Marie’s post got me thinking about grandparents 🙂 I am a musical person, and I can relate nearly every experience in my life back to the song that described it for me. This is a song by The Waifs called Lest We Forget. It’s quite sad, but it’s beautiful.

Lest we forget,
your deeds as a younger man
like how when you were nine,
you fell in love because
she was the first girl
you’d seen throw a cricket ball
You knew that you’d be together
for the rest of your lives
now you sit alone in the sun,
in the backyard,
feeding the birds
reading the newspaper
thinking about
the love that you shouldn’t have lost
Love that you lost,
love that you shouldn’t have,
love that you lost,
love that you shouldn’t have,
love that you lost,
love that you shouldn’t have lost
When i was a child,
i didn’t see her much
she passed away before i was five
i was so young that it barely affected my life
then one day when i asked
you told me she was magnificent
all that i had was your word
and a photograph
but that look in your eyes
told me all that i needed to know
Love that you lost,
love that you shouldn’t have,
love that you lost,
love that you shouldn’t have,
love that you lost,
love that you shouldn’t have lost