I Dreamed I Saw My Father

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I Dreamed I Saw My Father
Paul Sanchez

I dreamed I saw my father some forty years gone by
he did not recognize the son who'd come to say good-bye
he was alive and breathing as anyone can be
but I had grown into a man he did not speak to me

I dreamed I saw my father forgotten through the years
I dreamed his love taught pain this song that's ringing in my ears
but when I tried to sing to him he only showed surprise
he looked at me unknowingly behind a stranger's eyes

I dreamed I saw my father convicted of a crime
his sentence read aloud was simply love not chained to time
but I knew how he would answer this I knew he'd only laugh
then waking up I realized I only knew a photograph

I dreamed I saw my father finally standing with his wife
and then I dreamed I was a child in a past that's full of life


from Paul Sanchez - Farewell To Storyville, released October 6, 2009
Written by Paul Sanchez



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