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He was sitting beside me in the passenger seat
As I looked through the windshield at the quiet little street
He was smiling so proud as he gave me the key
But inside I knew he was as nervous as me

And I said, "Daddy, oh daddy, are you sure I know how?
Are you sure that I'm ready to drive this car now? "
He said, "I'm right here beside you and you're gonna do fine
All you gotta do is keep it between the lines? "

'Cause it's a long narrow road, only the Good Lord knows
Where it leads in the end but you got to begin
So keep your hands on the wheel
Believe in the things that are real
Just take your time and keep it between the lines

I was sittin' in my chair and sneaking a look
At him lyin' on the floor with his coloring book
Then he caught me watchin' and he climbed on my knee
He said, "Daddy, oh daddy, would you do one with me"

Then I hugged him so tightly as we turned the page
Said, "I haven't done this, since I was your age"
He said, "I'm right here beside you and you're gonna do fine
Daddy all you gotta do is keep it between the lines"

So we finished the picture and I put him to bed
Got down on my knees and I bowed my head
And I said, "Father, oh Father I feel so alone
Are you sure I can raise him with his mommy gone? "

Then the answer came back so gentle and low
In the words of my daddy from so long ago
Said, "I'm right here beside you and you're gonna do fine
All you gotta do is keep it between the lines"

So keep your hands on the wheel
Believe in the things that are real
And take your time and keep it between the lines
Just take your time and keep it between the lines



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