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Oh Father

By , Lincoln, NE
Verse One:
There you are
Sitting on the couch
Staring at the T.V. blankly
I want to talk
But you won’t listen
Because I’m not as important
As men throwing balls
And fighting each other
I’m only your daughter

Chorus:
Oh Father
I’ll I’ve ever wanted
Is a smile
A hug
To hear “I love you”
But you don’t care
I pour out my heart
So you’ll be proud
But you give me your stony glare
Oh Father
All I’ve ever wanted
Is the tiniest piece of love

Verse Two:
Your heart is encased in stone
Your presence is colder than ice
You say you’re not like them
But the truth is
You’re as stoic as your alcoholic father
Every now and then
I wonder if I’ll ever matter
As much as my sister and brother
Or if I’ll always dwell
In their shadows

Chorus:
Oh Father
I’ll I’ve ever wanted
Is a smile
A hug
To hear “I love you”
But you don’t care
I pour out my heart
So you’ll be proud
But you give me your stony glare
Oh Father
All I’ve ever wanted
Is the tiniest piece of love

Break:
Why is it so hard to say
“I love you?”
“I’m proud to be your father?”
“You’re all I ever wanted?”
I know you never will
I can throw away my heart for you
But you’ll just stomp on the pieces
I can’t spend my life
Hooping that will change
I’ve made up my mind
And you’ve made yours too
I may be your daughter
But I’m not

Modified Chorus
Oh Father
All I’ve ever wanted
Is a smile
A hug
To hear “I love you”
But you don’t care
Oh Father I won’t pour out my heart
Because you’ll never be proud
That I’m your daughter
You’ll only give me your stony glare
Oh Father all I’ve ever wanted
Is the tiniest piece of love
But you don’t care
Oh Father, oh Father
Why don’t you love me?

Coda:
There you are
Sitting on the couch
Staring at the T.V. blankly
I want to talk
But I know better
Oh Father





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