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  1. Father Tongue

From the recording Join All The Dots

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Written and performed by Den Miller
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Lyrics

You've not been a child for some time
If any hand needs holding, it's going to be mine
So quickly the time has gone by
The milestones whizz past you in the blink of an eye
As you crawl and you walk and you run and you fly

Ain't life amazing?
You started so small and your mother tongue is one you speak fine
But I also hear clearly your father tongue
You'll always be a child of mine

Well, I'm so proud to see your success
But remember any time when life is a mess
I'm still here whenever you need
And you're allowed to redefine what it means to succeed
As you crawl and you walk and you run and you fly

Ain't life amazing?
You started so small and your mother tongue is one you speak fine
But I also hear clearly your father tongue
You'll always be a child of mine

And if it's true that in time you turn into your parents somehow
And if you turn into me, well, in fairness I need to be much better than I am now
Well I remember your very first breath
And each first breath was different in its awesomeness
And some men never even get that far
Or they shy away from shaping their little superstars
As they crawl and they walk and they run and they fly

Ain't life amazing?
You started so small and your mother tongue is one you speak fine
But I also hear clearly your father tongue
You'll always be a child of mine

And I see now that chromosomes are just part of setting the scene
The same trains of thought, and the same awful jokes
Are as much of the truth of what it means
Oooh

No coaching before you're shoved in
Straight into the deep end to sink or to swim
And I found out before very long, the first rule of fatherhood
Whatever you do is wrong as you crawl and you walk and you run and you fly

Ain't life amazing?
You started so small and your mother tongue is one you speak fine
But I also hear clearly your father tongue
You'll always be a child of mine

Ain't life amazing?
You started so small and your mother tongue is one you speak fine
But I also hear clearly your father tongue
You'll always be a child of mine
You'll always be a child of mine
You'll always be a child of mine