He gave up his dreams when he called me his
He started to see the world in this new bright bliss
He named me and kissed me and held me in his arms
He saw his wife become the best of all moms.
He treasured every moment we spent together
He said: I’ll always be your dad, every day, forever!
He held me on his shoulders at every soccer game
As long as I admired him, he didn’t search for fame.
He worked hard everyday, got blisters on his hands
I thought that was gross, I didn’t understand
On almost every birthday, he bought me new shoes
They were red and shiny, exactly what I’d choose.
He brought people home and animals in need
We didn’t have much but had enough to eat
He taught me to believe that love can break the ice
He taught me to see through other people’s eyes.
He taught me the toughest ones sometimes cry alone
He doesn’t talk much when he’s on the phone
But he gives the biggest smile that a man can be
And gives the biggest hug that is only for me.
As years have gone through and we have grown up
We live in great distance as shown on the map
You are deep in my heart where you should always be
In memories of mine, in my love, you live next to me.
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