Sunday, June 15, 2008

Memories of My Father

My dad is a huge Motown fan. He used to travel a lot when I was younger, especially before we moved to California. During the Reagan years, he was gone all the time, especially when Maureen Reagan went on her 50 State Tour in support of her dad.

When he would come back from a long trip, he’d break out all his favorite records and we'd sing and dance around the family room. One of my favorite memories is when he would sing and slow dance with me to Daddy’s Home by Shep and the Limelights.


If I hadn't eloped, Daddy's Home would have been the song we danced the Father Daughter dance to at the reception. I get teary just hearing the song in my head.

You're my love you're my angel
You're the girl of my dreams
I'd like to thank you for waiting patiently
Daddy's home, your daddy's home to stay

How I've waited for this moment
To be by your side
Your best friend wrote and told me
You had teardrops in your eyes
Daddy's home, your daddy's home to stay

It wasn't on a Sunday
[Monday and Tuesday went by]

It wasn't on a Tuesday afternoon
[All I could do was cry]

But I made a promise that you treasured
I made it back home to you

How I've waited for this moment
To be by your side
Your best friend wrote and told me
You had teardrops in your eyes
Daddy's home, your daddy's home to stay
Daddy's home to stay
I'm not a thousand miles away
Daddy's home to stay
I'm gonna be here come what may
Daddy's home to stay...

Happy Father's Day Daddy. I love you.

Lyrics from lyricsondemand.com
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2 comments :

  1. That is just too cool. Singing and dancing with Daddy in the living room? It's like a sappy movie. Love it!

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  2. JJ- Dad has a pretty good voice, too. He can hit some high notes (think Smokey Robinson and the Miracles) and if you saw him, it's kinda funny because he's a pretty big man (6'5") and should be more of a baritone.

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