Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Clean Out The Attic

From the album Chris Moose Holidays Buy Now

- some things need to go

CLEAN OUT THE ATTIC

My Great Great Grandpa made his own leather bag

Back when he was still young       

And it’s been in our family for one hundred years

Handed down from father to son      

It’s bottom is torn, and it’s stained and it’s worn

With the secrets of family affairs       

But we don’t throw it out, it stays in our family

In a chest in the attic upstairs.

 

Cho:  Clean out the attic, let in the light     

The skeletons there will go dancing all night    

The ghosts that we hear are the ancestors cheering

Cause our kids won’t inherit their woes    

So clean out the attic, some things need to go!

 

My kids carry baggage from me and their Mom

They load their own bags everyday

So why would I pass on my Grandpa’s old bag

When it’s just one more thing in their way

All bags have beginnings, and middles and ends

So for Christmas this year it’s my goal

As a gift to my kids, I’ll take Grandpa’s bag

And bury it deep in a hole!

 

Clean out the attic, let in the light

The skeletons there will go dancing all night

When the everyday pains of the old family chains

Have really gotten too tight

Then clean out the attic, go dancing all night!

 

Clean out the attic, let in the light

The skeletons there will go dancing all night

The ghosts that we hear are the ancestors cheering

Cause our kids will have room to grow, so

Clean out the attic, some things need to go!

 

Clean out the attic, let in the light!

Then all of us kids can go dancing all night!

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©Copyright 1994, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Chris Moose Holidays & Songs On Recovery and Addictionwww.peteralsop.com

 

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