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Steve Simpson: Music

Daddy's Hat

(Steve Simpson)
Going through my daddy’s things today,
I felt so utterly alone.
I found the hat he wore in younger days,
Brushed it off and put it on.
Then past and present became one,
The father passed into the son,
For in the mirror I could see,
My daddy looking back at me.

He was younger than I am today,
But somehow so much more a man.
He loved my mother in his quiet way,
He spoke his heart with callused hands.
If he had doubts I never knew,
He was the rock that I clung to,
Now I’m adrift upon the sea,
For it’s daddy’s hat but it’s still me.

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Daddy’s hat, speaks of strength and honor,
Daddy’s hat, still smells of Brillcreem and Old Spice,
Daddy’s hat, he always tipped it to the ladies,
Removed it for the flag that he fought for,
And I felt safe and warm when it was hanging by the door.

He loved his daddy like his daddy did,
The only tears I’d ever see.
I’ll pass my daddy’s love to my own kids,
It’s the only legacy they’ll need.
I see his step when my son walks,
I hear his voice when my son talks,
And I feel his joy when my girl smiles,
But I think I’ll keep his heart awhile.

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Going through my daddy’s things today,
I felt so utterly alone.

Steve: vocals and guitar
Chris Rosser: piano, bass guitar, guitar
River Guerguerian: percussion
Lynn Morgan Rosser: harmony vocals