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This song is about the life and death of Robert (Roy) Brown, a Scotsman who knew nothing about hockey but learned the game so he could coach his kids.

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and the man who'd boast the biggest grin
would slowly fade in time
let it go me girl let it go me girl
can't you see that he's lost his mind

oh the memories and the photographs
that preserve the golden age
and the echoes of laughter that haunt these walls
are what get me through the day
he was a man of pride a man so full of love
that he shared with all he knew
so i wonder how it was justified
he was taken from us so soon

and the man who'd boast the biggest grin
would slowly fade in time
let it go me girl let it go me girl
can't you see that he's lost his mind

as the years went by he'd show his softer side
as he hurtled to the end
unbeknownst to us it would come sooner than
the expectations of his friends
it was a typical day he went to drive away
he looked left before looking right
inched ahead, he looked upon a woman's face
on the brakes with all her might

and the man who'd boast the biggest grin
would slowly fade in time
let it go me girl let it go me girl
can't you see that he's lost his mind

seven years ago i wish that i had known
that time was running out
oh the things i'd say i'd live out everyday
i'd make every second count

the man who'd boast the biggest grin
would slowly fade in time
let it go me girl let it go me girl
can't you see that he's lost his mind

as his eyes rolled back and basic functions failed
he forgot all of our names
but that did nothing to stop his loving wife
from visiting every day
and with the nurses round she'd tell him stories and
lace her fingers inside his
and if i didn't know what it meant before
now i know that's what true love is

and the man who'd boast the biggest grin
would slowly fade in time
let it go me girl let it go me girl
can't you see that he's lost his mind
and the man who'd boast the biggest grin
would slowly fade in time
let it go me girl let it go me girl
can't you see that he's lost his mind

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from Life and Death, Love and Loss, released April 23, 2014

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The Ruddy Ruckus Hamilton, Ontario

Rob Brown, native resident of the steel town Hamilton, Ontario, shares his feelings of angst and anguish through his songs which often serve as autobiographical accounts of his life. Love, loss, life, and death are common themes in the music of The Ruddy Ruckus which are complimented by uplifting vocal melodies and relentless rhythmic guitar jamming. ... more

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