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Don McNatt: Music

When You are Five

(Don McNatt)
August 3, 2011
Don McNatt
This is a true story. Set in Luray, Tennessee, a rural community where no public services, like fire, police, etc., were available. Neighbors helped neighbors, and this night, when Don was five years old, this is what happened,
When you are Five
Don McNatt

The whole house was on fire

All the windows were lit

They said they got everybody out, that they were going to get

They said Old Mr Anderson, he must have slept through it all

He never felt those flames, and he’s gone now

And That’s All

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But I saw I saw him in that window

He was trying to break free

And I yelled and I screamed, “ Somebody please help him!”

But nobody would hear me

And I felt like Mr Anderson, Nobody knew we were alive

Nobody pays attention, when you’re old, or when you’re Five_________

My whole heart was on fire
And I’ll never forget
The sight of that little white farmhouse
And the night sky that it lit

They said you really didn’t see it,
It was shadows on the wall
He was too old to get up, and you couldn’t have seen him,
You’re too small

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After that, I didn’t trust many people that were over four feet high
Just knew they didn’t trust me, and I didn’t know why
And I felt like Mr Anderson, nobody knew we were alive
Nobody pays attention, when you’re old, or when you’re 5 CHORUS