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My father had so much to tell me
Things he said I had to know
Don't make my mistakes
There are rules you can't break
But I had to find out on my own

Now when I look at my own sons
I can see what my father went thru
Yeah, There's only so much you c an do
You're proud when they walk
Scared when they run
And that's how it has always been
Between fathers and sons

It's a bridge you can't cross
It's a cross you can't bear
It's the words you can't say
The things you can't change
Now matter how much you care

So you do all you can
Then you gotta let go
You're just part of the flow
Of the river that runs
Between fathers and sons

Your mother will try to protect you
Yeah she'll hold you as long as she can
But the higher you climb
The more you can see
Boy that's something I understand

One day you'll look at your own sons
There'll be so much that you want to say
That he'll have to find his own way
Down the road he must take
The course he must run
That's how it always will be between fathers and son

It's a bridge you can't cross
It's a cross you can't bear
It's the words you can't say
The things you can't change
Now matter how much you care

So you do all you can
Then you gotta let go
You're just part of the flow
Of the river that runs
Between fathers and sons

So you do all you can
Then you gotta let go
You're just part of the flow
Of the river that runs
Between fathers and sons



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