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My Father's Eyes (Original)
Composed 03/07/2014 for my dad. Wish I had written it long ago... Played on a Guild JF30-12 tuned to 'F'.
Acoustic - Acoustic Folk
Previous peak charts position #38
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #4
Ken Smith (TexScratch)
3/7/2014 All Rights Reserved
June 14, 2014
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MP3 6.0 MB  •  159 kbps  •  5:14
Story behind the song
Wasn't all that close to my dad until later in our lives. It was then I finally understood his wisdom and sound advice. I miss him terribly and I look forward to being with him again as we gaze together into Our Father's Eyes.
My Father's Eyes © Ken Smith 2/25/2014 (Capo to 'F') Sitting on the floor, looking up to Him; Oh how long its been He made me realize That life is filled with joy and sorrows; my tomorrows Were in my Father's eyes "Son, you must listen to these words of mine;" "There once was a time My Father gave to me" "Lessons offered from His early days; now caught up in haze Of my fading memory" Many winding roads were laid before me All but one were pathways often tried "Choose the one that leads to higher places" Then I saw traces; of my future deep within my Father's eyes Years went by and so did I, then one day; He made clear to say "There's no time for long goodbyes" "Its time to leave behind this body broken;" words unspoken Written deep within my Father's eyes I sit alone at times and often wonder; and I ponder Those lessons of His times "Now my son I ask for you to listen; or you'll be missing The meaning held within these rhymes" "Many winding roads will lay before you All but one are pathways you won't try Choose the one that leads to higher places; See the traces Of my Father within your father's eyes"
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