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    "Family Reserve" Lyrics

    Lyle Lovett

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    (Lovett)

    When I saw the ambulance
    Screaming down Main Street
    I didn't give it a thought
    But it was my Uncle Eugene
    He died on October the second 1981.

    And my Uncle Wilbert
    They all called him Skinner
    They said for his younger ways
    He'd get drunk in the morning
    And show me the rolls of fifties and hundreds
    He kept in the glove box of his old gray Impala.

    And we're all gonna be here forever
    So Mama don't you make such a stir
    Now put down that camera
    And come on and join up
    The last of the family reserve.

    Now my second cousin
    His name was Callaway
    He died when he'd barely turned two
    It was peanut butter and jelly that did it
    The help she didn't know what to do
    She just stood there and watched him turn blue.

    And we're all gonna be here forever
    So Mama don't you make such a stir
    Just put down that camera
    And come on and join up
    The last of the family reserve.

    And my friend Brian Temple
    He thought he could make it
    So from the third story he jumped
    He missed the swimming pool
    Only by inches
    And everyone said he was drunk.

    Now there was great Uncle Julius
    And Aunt Annie Mueller
    And Mary and Granddaddy Paul
    And there was Hanna and Ella
    And Alvin and Alec
    He owned his own funeral hall.

    And there are more I remember
    And more I could mention
    Than words I could write in a song
    But I feel them watching
    And I see them laughing
    And I hear them singing along.

    We're all gonna be here forever
    So Mama don't you make such a stir
    Just put down that camera
    And come on and join up
    The last of the family reserve...
    This song was submitted on October 27th, 2006 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Lyle Pearce Lovett.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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