EVERCLEAR lyrics - So Much For The Afterglow

Father Of Mine

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Father of mine Tell me where have you been You know I just closed my eyes 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, 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 Daddy gave me a name My daddy gave me a name Then he walked away Daddy gave me a name Then he walked away My daddy gave me a name Father of mine Tell me where have you been I just closed my eyes And the world disappeared 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 daddy gave me a name Then he walked away

Like Father Like Son

ELTON JOHN "Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida"
Like father, like son Like father, like son Like father, like son Don't come on so cocksure boy, you can't escape your genes No point in feeling purer boy, your background intervenes Listen good and listen straight, you're not the master of your fate To this you must be reconciled, you'll always be your father's child At times acclaimed, at times reviled You'll wind up doing just what I've done Like father, like son Like father, like son Don't assume your vices get handed down the line That a parent's blood suffices to condemn the child's design I've done wrong, I can't deny, but at least I know that I Shouldn't blame that on my stock, this may come as quite a shock But I'm no chip off any block, I wouldn't wish those words on anyone Like father, like son Like father, like son Son, you're nervous, take my hand All is settled, all is planned You've got the world at your command I don't think you understand Just have the slave if you must, and be done with her Don't ever speak of her like that again I appreciate too well, the squalor at which you excel It isn't very hard to tell, evil's a distinctive smell From this day on I choose my own way If I choose to be with Aida, then I will be And no one, not you, not even the gods can stop me He's lost all sense of reason, and why? some foreign slut Not only is that treason, some doors are slamming shut Just like me, he's found that flesh can excite but will enmesh Watch me rid him of this blight, once the harlot's out of sight Then I think he will see the light He won't walk back to daddy, he will run Like father, like son Like father, like son Like father, like son Like father, like son

Why (Bonus Track)

NICHOLE NORDEMAN
We rode into town the other day, just me and my daddy. he said I'd finally reached that age, and I could ride next to him on a horse that of course, was not quite as wild. We heard a crowd of people shouting, and so we stopped to find out why. There was that man that my dad said he loved, but today there was fear in his eyes. So I said, “Daddy, why are they screaming? Why are the faces of some of them beaming? Why is He dressed in that bright purple robe? I bet that crown hurts Him more than He shows. Daddy please, can't you do something? He looks as though He's gonna cry. You said He was stronger than all of those guys; Daddy, please tell me why. Why does everyone want Him to die?' Later that day, the sky grew cloudy, and Daddy said I should go inside. Somehow he knew things would get stormy. Boy was he right, but I could not keep from wondering if there was something he had to hide. So after he left, I had to find out. I was not afraid of getting lost. So I followed the crowds to a hill where I knew men had been killed, and I heard a voice come from the cross. And it said, “Father, why are they screaming? Why are the faces of some of them beaming? Why are they casting their lots for my robe? This crown of thorns hurts me more than it shows. Father please, can't you do something? I know that You must hear my cry. I thought I could handle a cross of this size. Father, remind me why. Why does everyone want me to die? Oh, when will I understand why?' My precious son, I hear them screaming. I'm watching the face of the enemy beaming. But soon I will clothe you in robes of my own. Jesus, this hurts me much more than you know, but this dark hour, I must do nothing, though I've heard your unbearable cry. The power in your blood destroys all of the lies; soon you'll see past their unmerciful eyes. Look, there be love, see the child trembling by her father's side. Now I can tell you why... she is why you must die.

Daddy's Baby Girl

JIMMY NEEDHAM "Clear The Stage"
They said you have me wrapped around your finger Like the ribbons that you wear in your hair Maybe 'cause when I see your little fingers holdin' onto mine I don't have a care You've got me buyin' you bows and dresses Oh, what a beautiful mess that this is I think I'm in love She's two foot three Eyes blue and green I just can't get enough She got my heels over my head Or better yet, she got me movin' to the beat of her drum And if love were time, I would spend all mine Just livin' inside her world 'cause she's daddy's baby girl They warned that you'd demand all my attention Not to mention you're my very first child It's true I'm spending nearly half an hour Making faces just to get you to smile You've got me doing these silly little dance moves I hope this don't make it onto youtube Soon she'll crawl, then walk, then talk, she's here for a while Then sweet sixteen, and like a dream, she's down the aisle I believe I'm in love She's two foot three Eyes blue and green I just can't get enough She got my heels over my head Or better yet, she got me movin' to the beat of her drum And if love were time, I would spend all mine Livin' inside her world Cause she's daddy's baby girl She may leave, but she'll always be my world 'cause she's daddy's baby girl

Gulf Winds

JOAN BAEZ "Gulf Winds"
(Words and Music by Joan Baez) It's only when the high winds blow that I wish my hair was long Sailing through the autumn leaves singing an ancient song Or falling in love in the streets at night at the edge of a local square It's only that I'm here tonight thinking I was there There are high winds on the pier tonight, my soul departs from me Striding like Thalia's ghost south on the murky sea And into midnight's tapestry she fades, ragged and wild Searching down her ancestry in the costume of a Persian child And gulf winds bring me flying fish that shine in the crescent moon Show me the horizon where the dawn will break anew And cool me here on this lonely pier where the heron are flying low Echo the songs my father knew in the towns of Mexico When I was young my eyes were wise, my father was good to me Instead of having a flock of sons he had two other girls and me And if we had used our Spanish names, here's the way they'd run Thalia, Margarita and Juanita, I'm the middle one. The screen door kept the demons in as we moved from town to town It's hard to be a princess in the States when your skin is brown And mama smoothed my worried brow as I leaned on the kitchen door Why do you carry the weight, she said, of the world and maybe more? And gulf winds bring me flying fish that shine in the crescent moon Show me the horizon where the dawn will break anew And cool me here on this lonely pier where the heron are flying low Echo the songs my father knew in the towns of Mexico My grandfathers were ministers and it came on down the line My father preached in his parents' church when he was ten years and nine And mama dressed in parishoners' clothes and didn't believe in hell Her daddy fought the DAR, if he'd lived I'd have known him well They said go find a Sunday School, we must have tried them all I never stole from the silver plate, my sisters had more gall One preacher said sing out loud and clear, it's the only life you've got And the next one said be good on earth, you've another life at the feet of God And gulf winds bring me flying fish that shine in the crescent moon Show me the horizon where the dawn will break anew And cool me here on this lonely pier where the heron are flying low Echo the songs my father knew in the towns of Mexico My father turned down many a job just to give us something real It's hard to be a scientist in the States when you've got ideals And mama kept the budget book, she kept the garden, too Bought fish from the man on Thursday, fed all of us and strangers, too But time will pass and so, alas, will most of what we know Though tonight my memory's eye is clear as the story's being told And I'll play ball with the underdog and sit with the child who's wrong Be still when the earth is silent and sing when my strength is gone And gulf winds bring me flying fish that shine in the crescent moon Show me the horizon where the dawn will break anew And cool me here on this lonely pier where the heron are flying low Echo the songs my father knew in the towns of Mexico Now father's going to India sometime in the fall They tried to stay together but you just can't do it all I'll think about him if he goes, there's a little grey in his hair Though not much because he's Mexican, they don't age, they just prepare And if he goes to India I'll miss him most of all He'll see me in the mudlarks' face, hear me in the beggar's call And mama will stay home, I guess, and worry if she did wrong And I'll say a prayer for both of them and sing them both my song And gulf winds bring me flying fish that shine in the crescent moon Show me the horizon where the dawn will break anew And cool me here on this lonely pier where the heron are flying low Echo the songs my father knew in the towns of Mexico  1976, 1977 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)

Baby Daddy

WYCLEF JEAN "The Preacher's Son"
(feat. Redman) [Wyclef] Right now if you raising some children that don't belong to you But you know you're taking care of them Please report on the dancefloor, let's go now Do the stepfather dance (to the right) Do the stepfather dance (to the left) Do the stepfather dance Baby mama don't hurt nobody, come on [Wyclef] I ain't that baby's daddy, I treat him like he's my own But sometimes sit and wonder how can I father another man's son (oh) When the argument breaks in the pad Shorty wanna scream 'I ain't his real dad' now I may not be your father But I'm the closest thing to him [Wyclef] Girl I love you And ain't a thing that I wouldn't do for you You my boo and we be sticking just like glue But your kid's got me losing my mind Wanna know if I want you And if I do then you just gotta come to Now the family be fighting through hard times But I'm gon' treat them like they're mine [Wyclef] I ain't that baby's daddy, I treat him like he's my own But sometimes sit and wonder how can I father another man's son (oh) When the argument breaks in the pad Shorty wanna scream 'I ain't his real dad' now I may not be your father But I'm the closest thing to him [Wyclef] Fresh pair of Jordan's you had it When you want a Playstation you had it (Vendetta) First day of school you had it Even when I didn't have it Once upon a time, not long ago Before the dreads, when I had the afro When in school I used to pass the love notes If you like me check yes if not check no Flip the page now everything changed The kid don't even have my last name Sometime I feel like I'm paying child support Someone please call people's court [Wyclef] I ain't that baby's daddy, I treat him like he's my own But sometimes sit and wonder how can I father another man's son (oh) When the argument breaks in the pad Shorty wanna scream 'I ain't his real dad' now I may not be your father But I'm the closest thing to him [Wyclef (Redman)] No, (come on) I can't seem to take this pressure no more (come on) And ? told me young man that life's too short So leave ya kids at home, meet me on the dancefloor [Redman] Yo Wyclef you a wild boy, check it out [Wyclef (Redman)] Do the stepfather dance, to the right Do the stepfather dance, to the left Do the stepfather dance (yeah) Jersey's in the house [Redman (Wyclef)] We go, Redman, ganjah the smoke Listen to the sounds of my nigga funk doc, oh Wyclef, you know you rule hip-hop, oh Yo let me handle my bidness (go ahead) If you love your sons like I do, dress like you and Air's on his feet, and shinin' his jewels Brag when he get back to school Saying my daddy bought me Vendetta 2 for Gamecube You know kids that try to get fast That's when I open up a can of whoop ass Listen, I'm the boss, if you do what I say Like Nas, the world is yours, let's go [Wyclef] I ain't that baby's daddy (Redman) I treat him like he's my own (we in the house) But sometimes sit and wonder how can I father another man's son (oh) When the argument breaks in the pad (aha) Shorty wanna scream 'I ain't his real dad' now (aha) I may not be your father (ey) But I'm the closest thing to him (come on) [Wyclef] I ain't that baby's daddy (I ain't that baby's daddy) I treat him like he's my own (like he's my own) But sometimes sit and wonder how can I father another man's son (oh) When the argument breaks in the pad (breaks in the pad) Shorty wanna scream 'I ain't his real dad' now (you ain't my dad) I may not be your father (aha) But I'm the closest thing to him (yeah) [Wyclef] Do the stepfather dance Do the stepfather dance (eh) Do the stepfather dance

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