Old age is no place for sissies, and 90-year-old grandma Vera is here to tell you all about the life of a senior citizen with her new version of a Patsy Cline classic from 1961.
Vera took “I Fall to Pieces” and rewrote the lyrics as a new song called “We Fall to Pieces.” You’ll recognize the melody as Vera plays it so well on her guitar, but the lyrics about dealing with a body that no longer wants to cooperate are a long way from what Patsy had in mind.
Before she starts, Vera explains that “We Fall to Pieces” is dedicated to the seniors out there. She adds, “If any of you young people think it’s not true, I’ve got news for you.”
Here’s a sample of Vera’s side-splitting lyrics:
“We go out and buy a brand-new RV
Just so that we can see this country
And we scrimp and we save for the golden years
Now they’re here,
And we fall to pieces”
Oh, it gets better from there …
“Now, we’re gonna pick up the pieces
And add hearing aids, bifocals and plates
Oh yeah, we’ve added 14 inches in the waist”
Special thanks to Vera’s granddaughter, Tifany Ferguson, for making sure this gem made it to YouTube. It really made our day!