Song Lyrics: My Dad's Shirt

Song Lyrics: My Dad's Shirt

You know how a song can grab you by the throat and demand to be written? Yeah, this one.

It's autobiographical. My Dad died on Feb. 21st, 2017. One thing that soothed him in the midst of Alzheimer’s was my music, that still comforts me some to this day. And yes, I wore my Dad's flannel shirt while writing this song.

My Dad’s Shirt

Music & Words (c) Andrea Dale Feb. 2018

I think of my Dad, when I put on his flannel shirt
The brown and blue weave eases my hurt.
I still feel his presence, looking over my shoulder.
The warmth of his love in my heart, a year older

Chorus:

I try to remember why this hurts so much.
Not because he is gone,
But because I chose to love this much.

I think of my Dad, Fly fishing at sundown
Standing out on the dock, rod swiftly bending around
It's worth the sorrow, grieving in front of the cashier
It’s my aching heart in my chest, older by a year

Bridge:

But I still, don't accept his death
I don’t believe "Things happen for a reason"
So I will do, what Dad would do
And let myself feel the love in my life today,
No matter the season

I try to remember why this hurts so much.
Not because he is gone,
But because I chose to love him this much.

I remember his voice, saying "Dre, it will be all right"
As I put on his shirt, in the early morning light.

I remember his voice, saying "Dre, it will be all right"
As I put on his shirt, again, in the early morning light

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