Walter Ryan Ezekiel Bolling (jello_7) wrote,
Walter Ryan Ezekiel Bolling
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And the list continues...

Father of mine tell me where have you been? You know, I just closed my eyes and my whole world disappeared. Father of mine; take me back to the day when I was still your golden boy…back before you went away. I remember the blue skies while walking the block. I loved it when you held me high. I loved to hear you talk. You would take me to the movie. You would take me to the beach. Take me to a place inside that is so hard to reach. Father of mine, tell me where did you go? You had the world inside your hand but you did not seem to know. Father of mine, tell me what do you see when you look back at your wasted life and you don't see me? I was ten years old, doing all that I could. It wasn't easy for me to be a scared white boy in a black neighborhood. Sometimes you would send me a birthday card with a five dollar bill. I never understood you then and I guess I never will. My dad he gave me a name then he walked away. Father of mine; tell me how do you sleep with the children you abandoned and the wife I saw you beat. I will never be safe. I will never be sane. I will always be weird inside. I will always be lame. Now I am a grown man with a child of my own and I swear I'm not going to let her know all the pain I have known.
Then he walked away…
Daddy gave me a name…
Then he walked away…
My dad gave me a name…
Then he walked away…

So...

What's a dad for, dad? Tell me why I'm here, dad. Whisper in my ear that I'm growing up to be a better man, dad. Everything is fine, dad. Proud that you are mine, dad, cause I know I'm growing up to be a better man. Father I will always be that same boy that stood by the sea and watched you tower over me. Now I'm older I want to be the same as you. What's a dad for, dad? Taught me how to stand, dad. Took me by the hand and you showed me how to be a bigger man, dad. Listen when you talk, dad. Follow where you walk, dad. And you know that I will always do the best I can. Father I will always be that same boy that stood by the sea and watched you tower over me. Now I'm older I want to be the same as you…
The same as you…
Father I will always be that same boy that stood by the sea and watched you tower over me. Now I'm older I want to be the same as you. When I am a dad, dad, I'm going to be a good, dad. Did the best you could, dad. Always understood, dad. Taught me what was right, dad. Opened up my eyes, dad. Glad to call you my, dad. Thank you for my life, dad…


Don't worry...I am just as confused as you guys are...
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