Aaron Nathans

Aaron Nathans

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In my pajamas, I stepped down the staircase/And sat behind the plate
Mother made pancakes, poured me some OJ/Made with concentrate
But in her own glass alongside her pancakes/Made with berries of blue
She poured her own juice, of fruit that?s forbidden/This is not for you

When I first tried grapefruit, I tried to spoon it/I sprayed it on my shirt
The attack was intrusive, the taste was elusive/I was just a squirt
Grapefruit they say is the old peoples? fruit/A taste you must learn to achieve
You bear down, pucker up/And take the bitter with the sweet

My great-grandmother toasted her bagels/And made chicken on the bone
I ate her soup and, munched on those cookies/But I left her juice alone
I could see that at eighty it helped keep her sturdy/But why I hadn?t a clue
How every morning a small glass of grapefruit/Could keep her feeling new

As people get older, we learn to drink coffee/Some drink bitter tea
Some dig the grape and, some drink the barley/And some like cranberry
Grapefruit they say is the old people?s fruit/A taste you must learn to achieve
You bear down, pucker up/And take the bitter with the sweet
The bitter with the sweet

(yodel)

Nobody told me until I was twenty/About a sweeter taste called Ruby Red
Was it a hybrid? A product of science?/Or a gateway to manhood instead?

When I was thirty, I saw California/And what a sight to see
We went to Jen?s house, somewhere in Burbank/A mile from NBC
And there in her backyard, burly with bark/Was a tree with treasures so round
She said they?re bitter, we don?t eat them much/But wide-eyed, I wrestled one down

And I dug my nails in and I ate every bite/And I felt it put hair on my chest
In that grand old tradition, a man on a mission/Like our forefathers learned to digest
Grapefruit they say is the old peoples? fruit/And it seems now it happened to me
?Cause as you get older, you learn to get bolder/And then you learn to eat
The bitter with the sweet
With the sweet

(yodel)

Song Length
6:02
Genre
Folk - General