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Frackin' Fool

by Stewards Eclectric

STEWARDS ECLECTRIC. What “genre”? We’re in the country, but we're all over the map. COMPLETE LYRICS to this song furnished below.
Genre: Country: Americana
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Album Notes
Guest vocalist Ernest J. Silverback gives a patina’d sterling performance as the old man who made the wrong decisions for all the right reasons in “Frackin’ Fool” (a.k.a “The Old Frackin’ Fool”), a cautionary tale ballad on a contemporary subject. Silverback was once quoted as saying, “Where I come from, you are your own grandpa.”

When asked what he thought of his newfound audience of younger folks, he replied, “Ya gotta love these young ones. They digest the music with their ears – and take the energy forward. I’ve been waitin' for ya, grandkids. They know we're all stewards of this place."

LYRICS: FRACKIN’ FOOL (a.k.a. The Old Frackin’ Fool)

Virginia, Virginia, hello there granddaughter, < VERSE 1
Your face brings some grace back to the old family farm
Well, come on in, sit down girl, and I’ll tell you the story
All about the jackass I let out of the barn

It seems like only yesterday I watched you playin’ here as a young girl < VERSE 2
You learned how to ride, and ya loved those wildflowers
Now your young man and you yearn for a life in the country
And I wish you a good life like, for years, had been ours

I signed on the line, and they gave me the money < CHORUS 1
And I paid off the mortgage just to gift it to you
So I got a few dollars, but no wealth of sense
Your Grandpa is an old frackin’ fool

Well, they drilled holes in the fields – yes, I’m sorry, granddaughter – < VERSE 3
And then they pumped poison water way down in the ground
But they told me “Don’t worry, we’ll remove it and move it
To some other place where it cannot be found” (?)

Virginia, you’re a dear girl, and you’re my granddaughter < CHORUS 2
And I wanted to give all the best things to you
I thought those few dollars would stake ya to the old homestead
But your Grandpa was an old frackin’ fool

You used to come visit the whitetails, the fox and wild turkey and < BRIDGE
The Canada geese by the score
Yeah, well now, with all this frackin’ around
They just don’t come by anymore

Well, the well’s goin’ bad, and the water, granddaughter < VERSE 4
In that creek where you learned how to swim, I think it’s getting’ that way
We got big trucks, and tank trucks, and there’s one that brings water
In them little plastic bottles for drinking each day

Virginia, my dear one, you know I love ya, granddaughter < CHORUS 3
And I wanted to give the best things to you
Yeah, I got a few dollars, but no earthly sense
Your Grandpa’s just an old frackin’ fool

We’re all one big family: father, son, brother, daughter < VERSE 5
And Mother Earth, she be quakin’ at the things that we do
The gross national clown is meltin’ down
The old Golden Rule
And your Grandpa was the old frackin’ fool
Yeah, what a dumb frackin’ fool



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