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I guess sometimes it doesn’t matter how old you get or how long they’ve been gone, on tough days we occasionally wish Dad was still here to take charge and “make it right”
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I’m fifty five
But sometimes I long
To hold my father’s hand
Dad’s in charge
He’ll know what to do
He can make it right
Doing my homework
By candlelight

I watch an old film
And I sometimes wonder
Did he see it to?
Old action heroes
Long gone now
In black and white
Dad hold my hand
You can make it right

What does the compass say?
Can you get us home tonight?
He’ll know what to do
He can make it right

I frustrated you with science
Trying to teach me a world
I just couldn’t see
Your trusty slide ruler
I’m ashamed to say
Was just a toy to me
And that strange book of numbers

I did get the nature
The country walks
And the love of books
Feeding the soil, growing the food
And fish on the hook
From all of his knowledge
Those are the things I took

©Mark Spruce 28.10.16
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Uploaded: Nov 05, 2016 - 12:17:06 PM
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Dean-Resonator said 1076 days ago (November 6th, 2016)
This is a really sweet, yet sad song. As a child, your father is the wisest, strongest person on earth. There is nothing they cannot make, fix or do. Well played and great work in the chorus with extra vocals.
I still have my granddads slide rule and I haven't figured out how to use it either.
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Warren Smith said 1075 days ago (November 7th, 2016)
You have hauntingly captured that disquietude that gnaws at us after the loss of a parent. I've been feeling it lately after the passing of my mother, who was a quiet pillar of strength. Even if they fulfilled their parental mission of teaching us to stand on our own two feet - there are days when we still miss their support!
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richard13 said 1074 days ago (November 8th, 2016)
Lovely tribute
to a somewhat underappreciated parent. My dad experience is not the norm but I hope my son appreciates his dad (maybe after I'm gone ;-)
Thanks Stan.
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tempie said 1074 days ago (November 8th, 2016)
since the day my daughter was born
i've tried to do most things with the idea in mind that someday I'll be gone and all she'll have to guide her are the memories of me. my father is thankfully still around but even when i don't see him much he's always a presence. Great sentiment here and it's true we never outgrow our fathers. Well done, thanks for the DL
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paul f. page said 1071 days ago (November 11th, 2016)
The narrative...
...is one that resonates with me, too. You've presented a story that many, I am sure, feel as time goes on. The simple presentation makes the words even more poignant.
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PeterB7858 said 1058 days ago (November 24th, 2016)
Sentiments that will bring a smile to many. Warm-hearted, sincere song, Mark. I like the simple arrangement and the catchy chorus. Thanks.
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Bob Rodgers said 1030 days ago (December 22nd, 2016)
well written song that also resonates with me.
Lovely work Mark and very much enjoyed.
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