Cat Stevens Father Lyrics

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Just Another Night
  • 2 Daytime
  • 3 Bad Brakes
  • 4 Randy
  • 5 The Artist
  • 6 Last Love Song
  • 7 Nascimento
  • 8 Father
  • 9 New York Times
  • 10 Never
  • Father, oh father,
    Hear me if you can.
    Is it true what they say,
    That life is a dream?
    I don't understand
    The things that make rain in my eyes;
    Are they real or are they lies?

    You know I hear so much about you now.
    I'd give anything
    To go on a little boat with you;
    Talk about the scheme of things,
    On a little boat with you.

    Father, oh father,
    Guide me if you can;
    Or give me the chance to follow you home.
    I am your son, but I wish I knew you
    When you were young.
    Were you lonely as a boy?

    You know I'd give so much to see you now;
    I'd go anywhere.
    Pick a little stick and walk with you;
    Talk about the scheme of things,
    On a short walk with you.

    Father, oh father.
    You give me just a little hope.
    I feel something out there reaching for me.
    Well here I am,
    Won't you take me with you
    Out of this maze,
    And away from this place?

    Because it gets so cold and lonely here.
    I'll do anything
    To sit on a little rock with you;
    Talk about the scheme of things,
    On a small rock with you.

    Show me, show me, show me the way,
    Before they grind me down
    And bleach me grey.
    Send me power not to be afraid,
    And when I close my eyes
    Let me see you once in the light.

    Father, oh father,
    Heal me if you can.
    Is it true what they say,
    That life is a dream? Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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