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If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You can't remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

I believe a light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I can't guarantee
There's nothing scary hiding under your bed
I'm gonna stand guard like a postcard
Of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your bed

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I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two wooo
There could never be a father who loved
His daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
It's just like goin fishin'
You cast your line and hope you get a bite
You don't need to waste your time
Worryin' about the market place
Trying to help the human race
Strugglin to survive it's harshest hour

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    UnregisteredApr 16, 2014 at 2:21 am
    I first heard this song on 'The Wild Thornberrys' when I was very young but never understood the meaning. Not until my sister refused to listen to it anymore after our father's death but if anything this song lets me remember the memories I had blocked off after his death.
    This song reminds me that he is still watching my family shine and grow and that he always will love us.
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    This song pretty much says that a father will do any thing for you and he will try to help you grow.
    When i sang this song to my dad for his birthday he cried.
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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 1:17 am
    My mom ex-boyfriend brought me a cd of this song. I always listened to it, but i didn't know the meaning of why he gave me this song until now. I got this song when i was 9 years old. The boyfriend and my mom broke up when i was 11 years old. I always though he hated me but now i regret that feeling now.

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