Father Song

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Lyrics

 

I’ll say a little prayer

for your father tonight

as he struggles to breathe

through the dark and the light

 

what colors will he know

when he passes on through

to the other side

from me and you?

 

I’ll say a little prayer 

for your father tonight

 

I’m going out West

to the desert sun

where the lakes are dry

and the rivers are run

 

and down in the sand

I will bury your heart

and scatter your name

to the winds apart

 

I’m going out West

to the desert sun

 

I’m playing this song

just to mark the pain

and wrap it up

in words so plain

 

what offerings

we seek to bring

when all we do

is sing and sing?

 

I’m playing this song

just to mark the pain

 

Oh what is a man worth

when he’s swallowed by time

and his bones laid to rest

in shadows of rhyme?

 

 

(From the album The Wheel Still In Spin)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music