my father's hands worked their way right thorugh his gloves
through thirty years of drought and flood
thrity years of doubt and love
tracing gridroads daily
moving in straight lines
travelling from work back to the farm
from the quarry to the morgue

we grow into our father's shoes
into our father's barstools
we fill the roles we're born to play
this is one phase we never grow out of... still saying this will never happen to me

my mother kept a tidy house
father tried to keep her happy
but twelve hour shifts six days a week
hardly constitutes a family
hardly constitutes a life
it kept food on the table but it kept us up at night

we grow into our father's shoes
into our father's barstools
we fill the roles we're born to play
this is one phase we never grow out of... still saying this will never happen to me

if you'll be there when i need you
then don't say you're leaving now
i'm up in arms until you reach me,
breathing through these blackened lungs
here the minutes die like days,
and the weeks follow the same
will you be there with open arms to save me?

my father's heart wore it's way right off his sleeve
through thirty years of priase and scorn
thirty years of sun and storm
tracing gridroads daily
moving in sraight lines
travelling from work back to the fam
from the quarry to the morgue


Lyrics submitted by LiquidHog

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    General CommentI love this song. It's probly my favorite song by Filmmaker.
    rjbucs28on April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sooooo frickin amazing!!!! its awesome... my fav song ever!!!! its so mellow and has the best tune and its sooo awesome!
    awayfromhereon June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really well written and admittingly, Carl and the boys from filmmaker will be sadly missed. I always though this would be the ideal theme song for the movie "October Skies". Thanks Filmmaker, trust me, all your effort, was worth it.
    chrisozon April 22, 2004   Link

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