Song for Dad

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lyrics

I left for the world
In search of an answer
To your silence
Quietly, mother is sleeping
She has prayed quite enough this day
Burning like our fire under the stars
Wild, young, alone
I take up fathers throne
Wander, boundless future all around me
Though you led me, I must find my own way home
Became a man just like you while still young
While only a child
I've dreamt of so much more
The time has come to open these doors

On the edge of the knife
The world feels so small
Power and silence change nothing at all
I tried to keep these memories clean
One more freezing night I sit and sing
Sing by the fire to your soul
I smile for a moment but I turn on the inside
I am surviving through you
Still a child still a boy I've questioned before
The easiest feelings are the hardest to ignore
I'd die to make these memories whole
Finally, eyes closed
I have seen my fate in my own hands

I wander distance trails
Hope to draw you near
But still you're silent
Once the fire smokes out
You're left with silence
Much easier to comprehend
And just ignore

There's no time to reveal what I owe to you
One brush with death and I'm not speaking
We two distant stars in the galaxy
And yet we burn so close

It seems to be that glory passes by
Calling me speaking in your voice
I learn to bleed less fragile with each try
Calling me speaking in your voice
A prophet thought is swift to guide me home
Speaking in your voice

In these vestal years
I ride the homeward trail in search of solace
I walk through patient doors
Undone from my trial
I run to where I thought you'd be
My hands clench tight
I breathe much faster than I have before
A stirring revelation
New thoughts that form within my eager mind
And I embrace them

I step from this dream back to the other side
So peaceful now with time on my hands
A fight that must last until the very end
Once the first step's taken

Finally, eyes closed I have seen my fate in my own hands

credits

from The Stranger, released April 21, 2017
Music - Kalen Austin
Lyrics - Thomas Frayne

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