Happy Father's Day - THE LIVING YEARS
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - June 14, 2007 Posted: 1:36:44 PM EDT

We often take people we know for granted. We especially take for granted those who are closest to us. We take mom for granted.We definitely take dad for granted.

Until it's too late.

Today I've heard from someone quite unexpectedly through this blog and I'm happy for her that she's done something many of us never got to do.

Here's her story.

'Hi Sharon, may those memories of your dad live on and keep you warm through it all'. Take care, Wiley


Thank You for doing the work of pulling the verse and song access together. I find this as a song a quick and touching reconnection with my dad who passed away several years ago.

Below is how your effort blessed my sharing.

All to Love, Sharon

http://asimplegnosis.zaadz.com/blog/2007/6/
my_tribute_to_my_dad-_to_the_man_behind_the_mask_dear_ole_dad#comments


Here's the song and the lyrics. Happy Father's Days.

MIKE & THE MECHANICS

The Living Years
(From the album 'THE LIVING YEARS')

Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door
I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my Father's household tears
I know that I'm a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years
Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I'm afraid that's all we've got
You say you just don't see it
He says it's perfect sense
You just can't get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defence

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye...

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It's the bitterness that lasts
So don't yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different day
And if you don't give up, and don't give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

I wasn't there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn't get to tell him
All the things I had to say
I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I'm sure I heard his echo
In my baby's new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

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