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Everyday my papa would work
To try to make ends meet
To see that we would eat
Keep those shoes upon my feet
Every night my papa would take me
And tuck me in my bed
Kiss me on my head
After all my prayers were said
And there were years
Of sadness and of tears
Through it all
Together we were strong
We were strong
Times were rough
But Papa he was tough
Mama stood beside him all along
Growing up with them was easy
The time had flew on by
The years began to fly
They aged and so did I
And I could tell
That mama she wasn't well
Papa knew and deep down so did she
So did she
When she died
Papa broke down and he cried
And all he could say was, "God, why her? Take me!"
Everyday he sat there sleeping in a rocking chair
He never went upstais
Because she wasn't there
Then one day my Papa said,
"Son, I'm proud of how you've grown"
He said, "Go out and make it on your own.
Don't worry. I'm O.K. alone."
He said, "There are things that you must do"
He said, "There's places you must see"
And his eyes were sad as he
As he said goodbye to me
Every time I kess my children
Papa's words ring true
He said, "Children live through you.
Let them grow! They'll leave you, too"
I remember every word Papa used to say
I kiss my kids and pray
That they'll think of me
Oh how I pray
They will think of me
That way
Someday



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    Hoss Hoss HossMay 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    this lyrics have plenty of errors folks , just listen to the song and re-write it again :( not cool for a great singer and lovely song like this to be written the wrong way.
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    UnregisteredJun 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    Everyday my papa would work
    to try to make ends meet
    to see that we would eat
    keep those shoes upon my feet
    every night my papa would take me
    and tuck me in my bed
    kiss me on my head
    after all my prayers were said
    and there were years
    of sadness and of tears
    through it all
    together we were strong
    we were strong
    times were rough
    but papa he was tough
    mama stood beside him all along
    growing up with them was easy
    the time had flew on by
    the years began to fly
    they aged and so did i
    and i could tell
    that mama she wasn't well
    papa knew and deep down so did she
    so did she
    when she died
    papa broke down and he cried
    and all he could say was, "god, why her? Take me! "
    everyday he sat there sleeping in a rocking chair
    he never went upstais
    because she wasn't there
    then one day my papa said,
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    sohaeidApr 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    i've always liked the song. now as my papa had passsed away i appreciate these words more. and yes i still remember each word he said to me

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