Monday, December 01, 2008

Father And Daughter

Paul Simon is a great songwriter. I thought this was a very nice 'Father/Daughter' song... although someone else had created the video with various Father/Daughter photos, I still think it's very heartspoken.

This is basically going to be "growing pains" week for me, for whatever reasons, and like I said I will share more actual feelings and words later. Right now, I just want to share this.

I love both my parents very much, and I know I could not have been graced with any two in this entire universe any more wonderful... I am very lucky, and I am so thankful.

Check out Paul Simon - "Father and Daughter"



If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You cant remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

I believe the light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I cant guarantee
Theres nothing scary hiding under your bed
Im gonna stand guard
Like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your head

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
Its just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you get a bite
But you dont need to waste your time
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

2 comments:

Furtheron said...

My daughter has just turned 13. How the hell can I be a good Dad to her is one thought I've had a lot - I simply can't relate to a 13 year old girl. I know that is daft but it's how I feel at times.

I wonder what the hell she thinks of me? She remembers some of my drinking days - she was 8 when I stopped. She mostly remembers that I wasn't really with it at all. Which is true there's a large chunk of her childhood that is lost to me through the booze.

Whatever we get on well, we have a laugh, I hope she thinks she can ask me about anything (whether I can actually help who knows) and whatever the future holds we're there for each other.

Newt said...

Ok, gotta wipe the tears away. What a wonderful song. Awwww.