Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Surprise

I bought Paul Simon's new CD last night, "Surprise." The final cut is a song called "Father and Daughter." Mine don't read this blog, so this is between you and me. Or not.

Father and Daughter
by Paul Simon


If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You cant 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 the light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I cant guarantee
Theres 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 head

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
Its just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you get a bite
But you dont need to waste your time
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Im gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So youll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

1 comment:

Allan said...

It's 1:12am Pacific Time. Haven't been able to sleep, these lyrics on my mind. Agan, from Paul Simon's new CD, "Surpirse." You would have to know me, what I am done, to understand it completely. But right now, in this dark Washington night, I would take incomplete, but with you.

There is a moment, a chip in time
When leaving home is the lesser crime
When your eyes are blind with tears
But your heart can see
Another life, another galaxy


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