Grandmas's Hands live

by Tom Thum

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A version of the classic Bill Withers joint. I reworded it in tribute to my absolute legend of a grandma. She was one of the most resilient, strong and independent women I have ever met. If u like my version please take this for free and go and buy the Bill Withers original. That would make me very happy.


Grandma's hands- used to feed the poor and frail
""played the piano keys so well
""used to pour herself an ale
she said Tommy don't u get me wrong, this is how I lived so long, put my secrets in your song, Grandma's hands.

Grandmas' hands- Used to wake me every morning
"" knew the pots and pans so well
"" gave me shelter from the storm and she'd say
tommy boy that storm will pass, take a sip from grandma's glass, i'll leave the light on if u ask, grandma's hands

Grandma's hands- they were old but they were sturdy
"" had to do the work for two
"" grandma's hands left my Grandpa's hands too early
but they never wiped no tear, she said Tommy boy now don't u fear, Grandma's hands can feel him here, grandma's hands

grandma's hands, held me close when she was dying cause
"" they could never tell no lies, I held,
"" i could see that she was trying, but she said,
tommy boy I've lived my life, any longer would not be right, put my hands in songs you write, Grandma's hands.

(the last bar was suppose to be "let my hands guide songs you write" but i fucked up and forgot it.


released August 8, 2015
lyrics, production, sounds, and recording by me. This song was 100 percent inspired by my Grandma and the legendary Bill Withers song of the same name.



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