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    "Memories" Lyrics

    Dan Hill

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    Memories of when I was a little boy, four years old,
    Waiting for my daddy to come home,
    And now I look into the eyes of my own son,
    Wondering what he's thinking of,
    Waiting at the window when I come home.
    Watch his eyes fill up with joy and wonder.
    He reaches out his tiny hand;
    I feel the bond 'tween boy and man.
    Memories of my mom cryin', my daddy gone for weeks at a time,
    Not knowing how to comfort her,
    Facin' my pillow, pretendin' not to hear.
    Now I write this letter to my little boy.
    I'm far away, not knowing really what to say
    Except, "I'm sorry, oh so sorry."
    I don't want to make these same
    Mistakes my daddy made with me.
    Still his voice rolls off my tongue
    When I say, "Boy, protect your mom."
    Memories of my wife cryin' on the phone
    Wonderin' when I'm coming home.
    My voice sounds detached and cold,
    Reminds me of someone that I knew;
    He had a funny attitude

    When I needed him to be
    All the things only a daddy could be to me.
    And I don't want to make the same
    Mistakes my daddy made with me.
    Still his voice rolls off my tongue
    When I say, "Not now, I'm busy son."
    Memories of lying in bed with my wife and son,
    Overwhelmed by so much love,
    Tryin' to explain how a man can cry
    Yet still be happy,
    Thinking of all the dumb mistakes I've made.
    Now I understand my father's pain;
    He did the best with what he knew.
    I love you daddy.
    I watched my son fall asleep
    And wonder what he'll think of me
    When years from now he sees his son
    Reachin' out his tiny hands for love.
    all songs transcribed by Sean Wang
    This song was submitted on February 9th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Donald Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen, Kathy Wakefield.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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