You were a working man
With eight mouths to feed
You rose with the dawn
You were a mystery man
We were desperate to please
Every daughter and son
Hiding in corners
I prayed for your smile
You were a forbidden mountain
Through the eyes of a child
Longing to slip my small cold hand in yours
Face to the window
Always hungry for more

CHORUS
Did you know
How I waited for you
With my unfinished business
Did you know
How I gave up on you
Now I’m seeking forgiveness

Daddy lies dreaming
In a body of stone
With a new kind of silence
His soul is departing
The flesh and the bone
I sit down beside him
Slowly he turns
And his eyes search my face
I summon a smile
And I tell him my name
There’s mist in his eyes
And there’s pain in the grey
And if he could speak
It’s as if he could say

Did you know
How I waited for you
With my unfinished business
Did you know
That my heart was true
And I’m seeking forgiveness

Time slips on by
And the years got away
Daddy if you hear me
Is it too late to say
Did you know
If you know
If you know me at all
You know all is forgiven
When you go

© Amy Sky and Anthony Vanderburgh