Movement IV - Father Lyrics - Paul McCartney

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AS MOURNERS ARRIVE FOR THE FUNERAL, SHANTY THINKS ON HIS CONFUSION, FEARS AND UPSET AT THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER. HE REFLECTS AND WORRIES ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP THEY HAD, DISTRESSED AT HIS FATHER'S MORTALITY. FINALLY HE REALISES FATHERS ARE ONLY HUMAN AND ASKS HIS FORGIVENESS.


CHORUS (MOURNERS) FATHER, FATHER.


FATHER, FATHER.



CHIEF MOURNER AND
WOMEN'S CHORUS
(MOURNERS) O FATHER, YOU HAVE GIVEN TIME TO YOUR CHILDREN.

YOU (WE BEG OF YOU)
WILL LOOK AFTER (LOOK AFTER US)
THOSE IN (FATHER) YOUR CARE. (FATHER)
FATHER.

(INTO THE FUTURE, IN EVER-GROWING CIRCLES)

CHIEF MOURNER YOU WILL BE THERE,

AND YOUR SPIRIT WILL KEEP US MOVING
IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.


FULL CHORUS (MOURNERS) (AH)

O FATHER, YOU HAVE GIVEN TIME TO YOUR CHILDREN.
YOU WILL LOOK AFTER THOSE IN YOUR CARE.
INTO THE FUTURE, IN EVER-GROWING CIRCLES,
YOU WILL BE THERE.


CHIEF MOURNER AND YOUR SPIRIT WILL KEEP US MOVING

IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.


SHANTY HEY, WAIT A MINUTE, YOU DIDN'T TELL ME,

I FELL INTO A PLACE I DIDN'T WANNA GO.
IT DOESN'T MATTER,

I SWEAR I'LL NEVER GO THROUGH ANOTHER OF THOSE THINGS IN MY LIFE.


YOU SHOULD HAVE WARNED ME OF ALL THE DANGER,

BUT MAYBE THERE WERE SOME THINGS
YOU JUST DIDN'T KNOW.

BUT YOU'RE MY FATHER,
AND SURELY FATHERS OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT MOST
THINGS IN THIS LIFE.

DON'T TELL ME, I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BEST,
YOU WERE ONLY HUMAN AND A LOT LIKE ALL THE REST.
LIKE ME YOU WERE FRAGILE, NOT SECURE
WITH THE FAST TIDE OF LIFE
THAT WOULD SPEED PAST YOUR DOOR.


CHORUS (MOURNERS) FATHER, FATHER, FATHER.

BOYS AND CHORUS TOTI MUNDO NATI.

SHANTY AND CHORUS (FATHER, AH -)
I FORGIVE YOU, WILL YOU FORGIVE ME?

CHIEF MOURNER
AND CHORUS YOU WILL BE THERE,

AND YOUR SPIRIT WILL KEEP US MOVING
IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION






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