– A Fathers Wish – (3min15)


A Fathers Wish (3min15)
By: Shawn Petrie (11/9/00)
Performed by: August Will Decay
Loaded Knife Records (2015)

As a father lye dying
Alone and in his bed
He remembers back to a time
When awful things were said

Scared and broken hearted
Looking back on the past
Trying to find the day he let go
And lost control of the mast

A feeling he is not so used to
Is creeping back up inside
Today he felt a burning regret
And it hurt enough to make him cry

His family has gone away
There nowhere to be found
Because he had just left them
Like garbage on the ground

He has no more friends
No one left who seems to care
He looks into the shadows
But there isn’t anybody there

Back so many years ago
Would have been the time
To try to heal old memories
But he was locked inside his mind

And as he lay there dying
He worries about his soul
How could god except a man
Who has been so mean and cold?

A few short breaths away
From the one which will be his last
And with his last few moments
He continues to dig in the past

Children playing in a time of light
Before the storm of rage
Before the lies and before the pain
Inflicted on the ones in his cage

A raised hand to end it all
A forced perspective on life
A need ignored and misled
Left frozen out in the night

He now can see the reasons
He is dying alone and old
It’s due to the fact that to his own blood
He was so cruel and cold

He closes his eyes to the world
And gives up on the worry
God knows he is just a man
Who made mistakes, and now he’s sorry

A cold silence fills the air
He thinks about the moments he missed
To say good bye to his only son
Is his final wish

He stares up at the ceiling
One last tear falls on the bed
And with a final shutter
The memory fades and he is dead

Written, recorded, and performed by August Will Decay

(Shawn D. Petrie) Loaded Knife Records (10-6-2015)



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