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  1. My Old Man

From the album That One Song

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My Old Man

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This one's for my old man. The best guy I know. He used to sing us 'For Baby' by John Denver growing up. I used those bedside singalongs as inspiration for this song and the album as a whole. My sister and I cover a rendition of 'For Baby' to close this one out.

Lyrics

Take a walk to the water
Take a walk to the sea
My old man, my father
Showed me the man I could be
Had a cough in the winter
Took a walk down the street
Just he and I, in the silence and the fog
My little hand in his

Now the days are getting shorter
And the night skies closing in
Catch a glimpse of my reflection
Staring straight back at him

I said, “dad, is there a god in heaven?”
He said, “son, that’s way beyond me”
All you can do is treat other people well
And what will be, will be
My old man, he’s getting older
Living life strong and free
If there’s one thing that I could leave into this world
Give my kid a dad like him

Now the days are getting shorter
And the night skies closing in
My old man, my father
Always been my best friend
Catch a glimpse of my reflection
Staring straight back at him

I’ll walk in the rain by your side
I’ll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand
I’ll do anything to help you understand
I’ll love you more than anybody can
And the wind will whisper your name to me
Whisper all the joy that is mine
The leaves will bow down when you walk by
And morning bells will chime