i've seen my father's ghost
but i've never seen my father's grave
i lost my heart and my mind
in the winter of nineteen eighty eight
it was a cold one
and it snowed like hell for nine months

the worst wasn't over, man, let me tell ya

my father was a boxer and he took his life
on the top of the building where he would fight
alright?
say alright.
and his eyes were lit up like the sky
in the middle of the night, on the fourth of july
when he said i was more handsome than jesus christ


we'll say goodbye
we'll say goodnight


he said,
"remember me as a man,
not a ghost,
the man that loved you the most, brian.
please remember me,
please remember me."



i saw the fear in his eyes when he passed.


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Dallas, 1989 song meanings
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