"Father And Son" as written by and Yusuf Islam....
Hello, it's me, your only son
Writing to you now because
I haven't seen you in so long
Even though we live in the same home
You're the father that I've never known
I get up each day, you're already gone
Drive past your office late at night
And see the light still on
Why do you care more about your job
Than about the family falling apart?
Don't even know you
Can't understand you
Never stopped to think of anyone else

Hello, my boy, your letter hurt me so
18 years I've worked so hard,
While I missed seeing you grow
I was just trying to provide for you
All my efforts thrown back in my face
Every morning I say a prayer for you
As I lose another day making it the best for you
Someday you'll wake up and you'll realize
And you'll thank me for how hard I tried
It's always been about you
But I'm a person too
I feel like giving up
I've had about enough
I gave up more for you
Than you'll ever understand
But you were never there for me
When life went bad
Son, I always tried to give you
All the things I never had
But all I ever wanted was a dad


Lyrics submitted by Ken Braley

"Father & Son" as written by Yusuf Islam

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