Grandpa died last week
And now he’s buried in the rocks
As another example of a transition from old to new, “Grandpa” represents the old, and, as the speaker reports, the old is now dead.
That “Grandpa” was “buried in the rock” is perhaps a way of stating that he wasn’t buried with respect and honor — more accurately, he was shoved away.
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