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MY FATHER'S SHOES
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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2006 01:13 pm
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MY FATHER’S SHOES








Jesse’s in Seattle, working at the Buckaroo Bar




Josh is across town, playing drums and learning guitar




Desiree’s down in Albuquerque, playing to rave reviews




And I’m walking through hell trying to fill my father’s shoes




 

(CHORUS)





Trying to fill the old man’s shoes, but they just don’t seem to fit




I’d like to make ‘em shine, but my mouth’s too dry to spit




Trying to fill my father’s shoes, while my stomach ‘s turning flips




Guess I’ll never feel comfortable in a pair of brown wingtips




 







Dad was always the leader, he always seemed to know the way




And every time I stumbled, he was there to save the day




The kids keep on growing, putting one foot in front of the other




And I just tag along, like a spoiled little brother




(REPEAT CHORUS)






It’s been three months now, since Dad took his final trip




And I’m still sliding backwards, trying to get a grip




I guess it’s never easy, watching your hero fall




But life keeps marching on, and I’m stuck at a crawl







(REPEAT CHORUS)




(TAG)





Trying to fill my Dad’s shoes, now that he’s dead and gone




His life was a marathon dance, and the show must go on




By David Wrenn




© 1998




B.M.I.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2006 02:37 pm
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Dave, I like this.  I think the sentiment is very good.  Dads may getae a lot of praise, but not as much as moms.  Have you ever seen a pro athlete get in front of the camera and say "Hi dad".  It is always "Hi mom", and deservedly so.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2006 02:42 pm
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Wow, a very vivid story...I like it.

Kathy

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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2006 04:16 pm
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there is a huhge cultural gap here in North America concerning appreciating fathers.The psychology people know it and are trying to close the gap between mothers and fathers in child rearing input, Johnny,yeh the song reflects the off kilter world we live in concerning fathers

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