If I was your Dad, I would be so proud
At times you remain quiet or sometimes being loud.
I'd had watched you as you grow
To be all you can be…
I'd hope others could see in you, a glimpse of me.
I'd hold you when your hurting
compfort you when your sad..
Love to hear those words
"I'm glad that your my Dad"
But even if I didn't hear them
I think the look in your eyes
Would be enough to hold on
When we said our lifelong goodbyes
Off to camp, then off to springbreak
Then off with your special loved one
on a trip or, on a date
and off to get married, off to another state.
I'd send a letter as often as I could
I'd tell you that I loved you
Just because I could
You might not write back quite as soon as I think
But the love we have between us
would be solid I surely think.
I'd hope no one would come between us
I hope we know each other that well.
No matter any philosphy
Or anyone or anything they'd tell.
If you heard a lie about me
Well. I'd hope you believe in me enough
There's nothing we couldn't work out
Sometimes in life there's hard stuff.
But when life is it's hardest and you
didn't know what you should do..
Know I've been in your place
and I had to make decisions too.
Some things make no sense
Our directions go amuck
Sometimes your mind jets tired
and well you just don't give a f$%&.
But when the sun sets and the day is far behind
I've fallen on my knees and I've got you on my mind.
Not because I think your a sinner
But because I've been your age before.
Oh my child how important
is the how to's and what for's
I hope when you kneel down
You'll mention your ole Dad
Cause things don't get much easier
whether you're a grandpa or a Dad
Whether you're a grandma or a mother
a sister or a brother
or a special one to another..
Oh If I was your Dad.
Maybe your Dad wasn't there or maybe
He died when you were young.
Maybe you don't know what it's like
to be a daughter or a son.
Just maybe your not knowing
could have worked out for your good.
Cause you know what it's like not having
a mother or a Dad…
And you can be something that person would never have…
Life is real if we stop and listen well
and you can be someone special
to a senior or a lad..
Love is in demand everywhere we go
and the love you let out
May be the only love they know.
If I were your Dad….I'd be glad..