Goodbye to Dad
©2012 Daniel Weber / Highway142Music (ASCAP)

I got a box in the mail today; COD, signed my name
And inside, there was a plastic bag
That was 3,000 miles from home, little bits of ash and bone
I broke the seal, said 'Hello Dad'

Out to the yard to get some air, Dad sat in my favorite chair
And I made us, a couple of drinks
But Dad he can't drink no more, so what the hell is heaven for?
I wonder what my old man might think

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But we got along just fine
I drank his glass, right after mine
Then I threw, a handful in the wind, and I said Goodbye to Dad

I took Dad for a good long drive, to try and let the years unwind
I revved it up, to a hundred and ten
It was one of those perfect days; after a week of rain
You know it happens now and then

A State Trooper slowed us down; when I saw his lights flash on
And I got pulled over once again
He asked where the fire was? I told him that “it's just because..."
Then I introduced him to Dad

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And they got along just fine
He gave us a warning, said to 'Watch the signs'
Then I threw, a handful in the wind, and I said Goodbye to Dad

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This ain't how it's supposed to go
Mom should be here, God knows that she'd know
And I still don't, understand
Why I never said 'Goodbye', to my old man

I threw Dad in the ocean too, and a secret lake we knew
Then he even jumped on a moving train
I mailed him to Alaska too; something he always wanted to do
And I waved goodbye to his plane

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And we got along just fine
I took him down to the lake, one last time
Then I threw, a handful in the wind, and I said Goodbye to Dad

I got a box in the mail today...