My Father's Shoulders

by George Aitken Amateur

My Father's Shoulders

by George Aitken | Amateur

SONG LYRICS

MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS

WHEN I WAS A BOY – MY FATHER’S JOY AND PRIDE
HE WOULD RAISE ME TO HIS SHOULDERS AND ON THEM I WOULD RIDE.
AND THINGS BEYOND MY REACH, THINGS I COULDN’T SEE,
WERE THINGS I THEN COULD GRASP, THINGS NOW VISIBLE TO ME.

ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I WOULD RIDE.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I COULD SEE THE OTHER SIDE.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I GREW TALL.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS, I ROSE ABOVE IT ALL

LIFE WAS SO SIMPLE THEN, AND HIS SHOULDERS WIDE,
HE WAS THERE TO COMFORT ME WHENEVER I CRIED.
WHEN WORRIED OR IN DOUBT – WHENEVER THINGS WENT WRONG,
HE TAUGHT ME TO BELIEVE – HE TAUGHT ME TO BE STRONG.

ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I WOULD RIDE.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I COULD SEE THE OTHER SIDE.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I GREW TALL.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS, I ROSE ABOVE IT ALL

AS I GREW OLDER – MEMORIES GREW DIM –
I REMEMBERED STILL, THE THINGS I LEARNED FROM HIM.
OUR DIFFERENT GENERATIONS EYE-TO-EYE THEY DIDN’T SEE,
BUT I NEVER WOULD FORGET WHAT MY FATHER MEANT TO ME.

ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I WOULD RIDE.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I COULD SEE THE OTHER SIDE.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS I GREW TALL.
ON MY FATHER’S SHOULDERS, I ROSE ABOVE IT ALL

AND WHEN HIS LIFE WAS OVER, NO MORE HE’D SEE THE SUN,
I RAISED HIM TO MY SHOULDERS – HIS LAST JOURNEY HAD BEGUN.

DESCRIPTION
The song relates to the connection between a father and his son, and describes how lessons learnt are never forgotten - even when the relationship is not as rosy as it could be.
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