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Old 09-27-2001, 06:52 PM   #1
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Father, Son

Father, son
Locked as one
In this empty room
Spine against spine
Yours against mine
Till the warmth comes through

Remember the breakwaters down by the waves
I first found my courage
Knowing daddy could save
I could hold back the tide
With my dad by my side

Dogs, plows and bows
We move through each pose
Struggling in our seperate ways
Mantras and hymns
Unfolding limbs
Looking for release through the pain

And the yogi's eyes are open
Looking up above
He too is dreaming of his daddy's love
With his dad by his side
Got his dad by his side

Can you recall
How you took me to school
We couldn't talk much at all
It's been so many years
And now these tears
Guess I'm still a child

Out on the moors
We take a pause
See how far we have come
You're moving quite slow
How far can we go
Father and son


With my dad by my side
With my dad by my side
Got my dad by my side
With me
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Old 09-28-2001, 05:21 AM   #2
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sledgehammer, did you write that?

excuse my ignorance if its a song. if not, that was beautiful. you should come over to Dream Out Loud and post this and more there.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-28-2001, 06:01 AM   #3
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Originally posted by zooropamanda:
sledgehammer, did you write that?

excuse my ignorance if its a song. if not, that was beautiful. you should come over to Dream Out Loud and post this and more there.

Thanks for sharing

Glad you liked it! Actually, it's a very sad and beautiful song by Peter Gabriel, who wrote this for his father. He's been quite honest about their relationship:

"My dad is now 88, and two years ago I remember I thought that somehow I had never known him enough. So we decided to go for a week holiday together in the Moors. He has peracticed yoga for 40 years, and we decided to bring a yogi master with us. He used a discipline that helped us exchange energy through a lot of physical touch - which is something we British are certainly not accustomed to. One day, suddenly, in the middle of doing some pulling and stretching we couldnít hold it anymore, and we burst into tears. And then we hugged each other for the very first time in many many years..."



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