I wish I could have told him in the Living Years


I wasn’t there that morning When my Father passed away I didn’t get to tell him All the things I had to say…

Father's Day

Father’s Day (Photo credit: circlebackstudio)

Here’s a great video & song from the 80’s from Mike & the Mechanics “The Living Years”. The video being shot in West Somerset,England (Oct ’88) with the beautiful scenery with this song show why the 80’s (& early 90’s also) were great.Though we can’t go back in time (not yet at least) as long as we have videos & songs like these then they will give us a chance to go back & remember the good times,the bad times & the best times of our lives FOREVER! Remember & Never Forget!

Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it
He says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defence

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts

So Don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different day
And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo
In my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

Conclusion:

For some of you this may be something you never thought about. But I encourage you to trust the Lord to bring some inner healing from hurts of the past and some closure. Step out in faith this weekend. For the rest of us there may be no problems in our relationship with our dads, but we have not said anything meaningful lately to our dads, this weekend is a God appointed time to say something or do something meaningful for your dad… step out and do it before it is too late.

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