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Marty Nelson: Music

Fathers and Sons

(Marty Nelson)
May 7, 2012
Martin J. Nelson

Fathers and Sons

by Marty Nelson

C 2012

 

Fathers and sons.  Fathers and sons.

Following footsteps from the day we’re born

Tryin’ to make it better for the next in line

By sharing a simple game of catch after dinner time.

 

We’d talk about livin’. We’d talk about dreams.

Askin’ why the sky is blue and why leaves are green.

We’d talk about friendship. And we’d talk about love.

We’d talk about all the things that a man’s made of.

 

And just when the last ray of sunshine dipped beneath the tree line,

I’d say, “Dad. Please throw it high one more time.”

 

Oh. Yeah. Just one more time.

Oh, Time passes by.

Yeah, it passes by.

Following the footsteps as time passes by.

 

When I heard the news that you were coming our way

I walked around with a great big smile all day.

Then you opened the door and set down your bags

And said, “Hey, Dad! Let’s go outside and have a game of catch.”

Well, we talked about livin’. We talked about dreams.

I told you how proud I was. And then you smiled at me.

You said, “I’ve got some real good friends, and I found the right love.”

I said, “Son, you’ve got everything that man’s made of.”

 

Fathers and sons.  Fathers and sons.

Following footsteps from the day we’re born

Tryin’ to make it better for the next in line

By sharing a simple game of catch after dinner time.

 

And then when the last ray of sunshine dipped beneath the tree line,

You said, “Dad. Please throw it high one more time.”

 

Just one more time.

Oh yeah.

Anything for you, my son.

Oh. Fathers and sons.  Yeah, Fathers and sons.

Following footsteps from the day . . .

From the day we’re born.