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Written in response to the life and death of Martin Fester, our fathers' brother, our uncle. Rest in peace, Uncle Marty, we'll see you again someday.


gone away are the springtime flowers
gone away is the sun
gone... are the days of summer
when i was so young

so write me an epitaph
sign me your autograph
somebody, make me laugh

i’m an old man now, my time is gone
i breathe my last breath, sing this song to you
to say good-bye

i remember when time was on my side
long ago, youthful pride
please visit me again

i was young, i had the vibrance of
three thousand men, back then
but now, no more

my life has changed so
my skin has aged so
and i’m tired
i’m tired

so write me an epitaph
sign me your autograph
please, make me laugh
i’ve nothing left to offer
and i’ve no place else to go...


from five songs by Fester, released September 1, 1995
Lyric and music by Joey Fester
Joey Fester - vocals and guitar
Keith Fester - drums
Scot Jenkins - bass guitar
Steve Steffen - lead guitar



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