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What can I say to this child of my own
When he looks up to me for answers?
He's got trust in his eyes and such innocent ways.
What are the words I can say?

Can I tell him of my life?
And can it be used for his own life's goal, an example
To follow and finally remember some day?
What are the words I can say?

I could say "I was once wondering just like you,
And I understand the things you're feeling."
But gray hair and lines on my face just might say
"The old man is always talking that way."

And now I think of my daddy, he wore this kind of shoes.
And after all this time, I think I know him.
I'd like to say I love him, but the time has passed away.
What are the words I can say?
What are the words I can say?



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    Debbie Pates ShearerMay 3, 2013 at 9:45 am
    I was so elated to be at a concert of yours. Unfortunately your wife was threatened in Detroit that night. It was a different concert. But became amazing when you introduced Willy Nelson. You sang whiskey river together that night. Made me become a fan of his also. FUCK YOU. Now I can't listen to songs that bring back what were wonderful memories. Greedy Bastard.
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    Debbie Pates ShearerMay 3, 2013 at 9:34 am
    I have been a faithful fan for 40 years. I am so disappointed I can not listen to this song. I lost my dad and it used to bring me comfort. I will pray for you.

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