On Father’s Day, a Paul Simon Song

View from upper floor terrace of our villa in Cabo San Lucas, April 2014, Photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

View from upper floor terrace of our villa in Cabo San Lucas, April 2014, Photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

To commemorate Father’s Day, here’s a song by Paul Simon from 2006. If you want to sing along, below are the lyrics:

Father and Daughter

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 the 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 ‘til I leave you with a sweet dream in your head.

Hiking on Big Basin, California, January 2014, Photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

Hiking on Big Basin, California, January 2014, Photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

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
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
But you don’t need to waste your time
Worryin’ about the marketplace
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

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
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you.

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
There could never be a father
Loved his daughter more than I love you

© 2006 Words and Music by Paul Simon

Saturday hike on Fort Funston, Photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

Saturday hike on Fort Funston, Photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

Happy Father’s Day!

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2 Responses to On Father’s Day, a Paul Simon Song

  1. litadoolan says:

    Beautiful! A great celebration. Thank you for sharing the sunshine! 😉

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  2. prior says:

    really nice words in this song – and perfect tribute for Father’s Day! :o)

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