"To Be Your Dad"


If I seem old when you’re older,
just remember I was once young too
when I carried you on my shoulders
and reflected all your smiles right back to you

If I can’t hear clearly when I’m older,
just remember I was once young too
when I listened to every word you said
and reflected your ideas back to you

And if I’d asked you
when you were younger,
“Will I be too old to be your dad?”
“I’d have laughed at you”
“We’d have laughed together”
“Hey being older, Dad, won’t be so bad!”

If I can’t sing in tune when I’m older,
just remember I was once young too
when we sang duets by the piano
and harmonies came easily for you

And if I’d asked you
when you were younger,
“Will I be too old to be your dad?”
“I’d have laughed at you”
“We’d have laughed together”
“Hey being older, Dad, won’t be so bad!”

If I can’t see clearly when I’m older,
just remember I was once young too
and watched, with pride, every step you took
and memorized the gracefulness that’s you

And if I’d asked you
when you were younger,
“Will I be too old to be your dad?”
“I’d have laughed at you”
“We’d have laughed together”
“Hey being older, Dad, won’t be so bad!
Hey being older, Dad, won’t be so bad!
“Being older, Dad, won’t be so bad!”