Dad's Song

Dad’s Song 
Music and Lyrics by Tom Butler 

Driving, hear my father's voice 
callin' from the side seat sayin' slow 
better cool your engines pal 
or you're gonna drive us off the road 

from Cascade Lake to Madison Park 
i was the match and you were the spark for me 
left home at just 19 and  
Mamma left after me 

and with Mumford on the radio 
it takes me back to our longest road 
thanks for your hands and the love they've shown 
they've always shown 
they've always shown 
shown me love 

from docking bays to boy-to-boy days 
sock wars up the spiral staircase, no 
when I fell down hard  
you got me up and set me on the road 

you always tried to teach me to work  
but all i remember is being a jerk to you 
well i'm sorry for the wrinkles on your head 
Sorry for the pain I caused you 

and with Mumford on the radio 
it takes me back to our longest road 
thanks for your hands and the love they've shown 
they've always shown 
they've always shown 

I hear a whisper 
calling in the dark 
brothers and sisters 
this is all we are 

i want my childrens' hands to feel 
those big hands that help me sit still  
and listen to papa's stories i know they will 
i know they will 

and with weezer on the radio 
14 showing you the first songs I wrote 
thanks for not laughing or making jokes 
I love you so , I love you so  
I love you so

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