Namesake

By Anthony Lee Gregory

Dedicated to Anthony Paul Gregory

 

Welcome back to Reston

Where you been these years?

Are you still in high school –

Or is that your brother?

Make yourself at home now

Grab yourself a chair

You don’t have to eat my cooking if you don’t want to

 

Do you see that woman

In the photograph?

She’s your mother

 

I couldn’t believe what I saw

The metro station was easy to draw

I asked my namesake what he thought of my hair

And he said he thought nothing at all

 

Welcome back to San Jose

How long are you in town

Before returning to that crazy place?

Did you visit his workshop

Where he gets unwound

Before restoring its amazing grace

 

Did you have a good time?

Did you learn about yourself?

I guess you must have

 

I couldn’t believe what I saw

The metro station was easy to draw

I asked my namesake what he thought of my hair

And he said he thought nothing at all

 

Welcome to Berkeley

I’m so glad you came

Did you hear our name when the dean announced it?

I’m not even bothered

That the nervous man

Flubbed by thesis title, mangled mispronounced it

 

I’m a little tipsy

Do you know the time?

Look who I’m asking

 

I couldn’t believe what I saw

Watching late night TV with my grandpa

I asked my namesake what he thought of my hair

And he told me that he didn’t care

 

I couldn’t believe what I saw

The metro station was easy to draw

I asked my namesake what he thought of my hair

And he said he thought nothing at all

 

 

Live Mp3 version of song played by Melatones.

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Anthony P. Gregory, 1920–2005, RIP.

 

www.AnthonyGregory.com