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Steve Wariner – Snowfall On The Sand lyrics

(Billy Kirsch / Steve Wariner)

Daddy always said he'd come back when the first snow came
Bringing treats like Santa Claus on Christmas day
Momma always said son don't you get your hopes too high
Daddy he's a dreamer reaching for the sky
Still I waited by the window at Christmas time
And I sat on the front steps as Easter rolled by
Then we moved to Arizona 'round the 4th of July
But Daddy never came I waited just the same

And they say it never snows in Arizona
But I never stopped believing that it would
And before I'd go to sleep at night I'd look up at the desert sky
Close my eyes the same ole prayer again
I'd wake up and see the snowfall on the sand

Part of growing up for me was learning way too soon
The difference between fantasy and cold hard truth
Momma liked to say accept those things you cannot change
She was scared I 'd be like Dad and dream my life away
But in a corner of my mind I kept a place for him
Cause a promise lasts forever when you're just a kid
Yea he told me in a season he'd be back again
But Daddy never came I waited just the same


Last night my Father's sister called me on the phone
Said today your father passed away I thought that you should know
You were the one that he thought of as he left this world behind
He said tell my boy I'm goning to find a way to
Come and say goodbye

And they say it never snows in Arizona
But I'm looking out my window and it is
And I swear I can't believe my eyes to see the desert painted white
For a moment we're together once again
As I see the snowfall on the sand

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