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Father's Song

  • Ewan MacColl

    That's another day gone by, son, close your eyes
    Now the moon is chasing clouds across the sky
    Go to sleep and have no fear, son
    For your mum and dad are near, son
    And the giant is just a shadow on the wall

    Go to sleep, and when you wake it will be light
    There's no need to fear the darkness of the night
    It's not like the dark you find, son
    In the depth of some men's minds, son
    That defies the daily coming of the dawn

    Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong
    You'll be needing all your strength before too long
    For you'll soon be on your way, son
    Fighting battles every day, son
    With an enemy who thinks he owns the world

    Stop your crying now, let daddy dry your tears
    There's no bogey man to get you, never fear
    There's no ogres, wicked witches
    Only greedy sons of bitches
    Who are waiting to exploit your life away

    Don't you let 'em buy you out or break your pride
    Don't you let yourself be used then cast aside
    If you listen to their lying
    They will con you into dying
    You won't even know that you were once alive

    No more talking now, it's time to go to sleep
    There are answers to your questions but they'll keep
    Go on asking while you grow, son
    Go on asking till you know, son
    And then send the answers ringing through the world

    (as sung by Dick Gaughan)

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