This song has taken on such a deep significance for me now and become such a huge thing in my life I cant even type this without tears
Two days before my father died he became very agitated and asked us to "say things that are the same forward and backward" and I said "palindromes?" and he said "YES"
No idea why really, he seemed to be looking to put things in order, grouping objects together, and words and stuff.. perhaps the only control he still had on the world around him
Obviously, I know "BOB" by heart
He was SO happy to hear me repeat the words to him that he told me to write them all down for him to look at. He made the rest of my family chant them all aloud while he tried to follow along. I dont think he had ever heard the song, but my family were BLOWN AWAY I knew so many palindromes.
He had us singing and reciting poetry and playing word games with him as he struggled to stay focused and not drift.
Al and the band have always been so kind to me and Al, Suzanne and the guys were aware of the tough time I had been going through since my Dad was diagnosed. It was the strangest coincidence that Dad fixed on palindromes, and it still kind of weirds me out a bit that this happened
Who knew that my Al-Fandom would provide such a valuable contribution to my dad's last two days with us? Very VERY strange.
I feel very strongly that Al was "there for me" at a time of great trial.
The lyrics of Bob were the very last words my father ever read...
Thank you Al
<º))))><.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸."Not too stupid..... Just stupid enough!"·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º>
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