Abandoning My Father Talking Blues is an unreleased song by the Mountain Goats.
It was 9 A.M. when the U-Haul came And I heard my momma call my name My daddy taught English at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo He was at work that day, it was time to go We were moving on I was five years old and my sister was three I was wondering what would likely become of me My sister looked sad and I tried to be strong It was hard just to get up and move along ??? But by five in the afternoon we were gone And my stepfather welcomed me with open arms We walked right through that apartment door I had never lived in an apartment before And it was weird I'll probably never know what it was like that night For my dad, but I'd wager it was pretty bad My sister and me, we stayed up late Talking in the dark and not feeling so great We were moving out of our house Into a two-story apartment building across town With a swing set and a sandbox in the middle of a parking lot And a laundry room full of missing (???) washing machines And two fires Keep the home fires burning Keep the home fires burning Keep the home, home fires burning