Week # 16 – Like My Father Did

On the eve of a trip with my son, I press the clock and stare into the screen daring to capture the feeling that fills my heart when I think of my own father and the love and laughter he shared with me.

It is in the tiny details of what dad’s do, that magical moments are born and hard wired into our memories and value system. A thrown ball, a knowing look, a shoulder to lean on, a source of experience and knowledge that we build our own foundations.

If you are a father…look into the eyes of your children and see your own innocence, your truth. Sing and dance with your kids…climb a tree, ride a bike, play a game of tag…and if you are the son or daughter of a man…see the strength, the love, the loyalty, the trust and dedication put forth in the years where your heart and eyes needed it the most. Embrace the quiet moments with your father…smile at other fathers…know that each one has sacrificed something to make your life better.

Thank you for listening…and please SHARE this video with fathers, children, mothers and friends.

LYRICS

Catch me in the kitchen with a cup on the counter
quietly i listen to the kids and the sound of what they think
and if i blink…i miss 
a million things they 
wish the world was bigger and the picture it was clearer 
every little whisper well its kinda like a mirror and a list…of everything I did

try to hold on to the years that have gone
following through there eyes
watching every minute as they race right through it
cant believe im looking at em

living out their lives riding on their train
im sitting on the side lines cheering in the rain
everytime they fall, everytime they break
I’ll catch them and I’ll always find a way to fix the day 
cause it all comes down to everything you give
i’m gonna do it…just like my father did

meet me in the middle of the morning light
Laugh with me a little, on a long long ride
Ask me anything that you wanna know wanna learn
wanna try out, wanna have another turn
tell me what you wanna be
Cause everything i got im gonna let you see
everytime we talk, anything you need
is never gonna stop you, no…as long as i breathe

standing in the shadows, counting every candle looking at the years go by
watching every minute as they race right through it as their 

Call me in the middle of the night
fall back or lean my way
let it out or sit there quiet
crash into a warm embrace
when its hard…to take…
pour your heart into my hands and wait..

Listen to the wind walkin to the room
More than just a friend telling you the truth
everywhere i been, everything i’ve seen
everytime i fell and everything between
I’ll try to pass on what the years have taught
look a little bit through the eyes i got
watching every minute as they race right through it 
dont you wanna give it all.

Live out your life..

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About sevendaysongs

North Easton is not a household name. He hasn't won countless awards or invented a better lightbulb. He hasn't discovered a cure for a rare disease or raised millions of dollars for charity. North Easton is a songwriter, a storyteller, an artist who believes that passion and love for what you do is the most important gift anyone can give themselves. View all posts by sevendaysongs

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