New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

I was married to a widow, who was pretty as can be.
This widow, had a grown-up daughter,
Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law,
And really changed my life.
Now my daughter was my mother,
Cause she was my father's wife.
And to complicate the matter,
Even though it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad,
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.
For, if-if he were my uncle, then that also made him brother.
Of the widow's grown up daughter, who was of course, my stepmother.
Uh huh.
Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run,
And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother, and it makes me blue.
Because although she is my wife, she's my grandmother too.
God.
Now, if my wife is my grandmother, I am her grandchild, yeah.
And every time I think of it, heh! Nearly drives me wild.
Cause now I have become, the strangest case you ever saw,
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpaw.
Oh I'm my own grandpaw.
I'm my own grandpaw.
It sounds funny I know, but it really is so,
Oh I'm my own grandpaw.
I'm my own grandpaw.
I'm my own grandpaw.
Talk about incest!
It sounds funny I know, but it really is so,
I'm my own grandpaw.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/ray_stevens/im_my_own_grandpa.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    0
    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 10:48 am
    Well this is a meaningful song about a young man with a very twisted and disturbing family. He has a paedophile dad who married his daughter in law, who was much younger than him. This is showing how we need to not be paedophilic and marry people of our own age. Also stay away from your children's kids-in-law otherwise you will find your son/daughter becoming their own grandparent and this is enough to confuse and pickle the mind of anyone.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredSep 16, 2011 at 1:42 am
    Huh? What? I don't get it. Huh? What the? Who the? when did he become, well, is she a hooker or what? What a pervert. Odepus Rex eh? If they would have worn protection this would not have happened. Hey that's my neighborhood. that about covers all the opinions of what this means.that'll save a lot of trouble. No college dissertations please.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×