Sunday, June 21, 2009

Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

- Marlene Dietrich
Or daughters.

I understand my father much more, now that I have children of my own. In some important ways, I don't think that I could have understood him until I had children. He's a good man, a good example, loved by his family and respected by his peers. A great father.

But I had to walk down that same road to know these parts of him. Now I get to walk that road with him, in a way I never could before.

Darius Rucker is new to the country music scene, but he has a song that captures that road. Happy Father's Day to all fathers, or to anyone who had a father.

It won't Be Like This For Long (Songwriter: Ashley Gorley, Charles Dubois, Darius Rucker)
He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Layin’ there in bed listenin’
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
‘Cause it won't be like this for long

Four years later ‘bout 4:30
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This’ll only last a week or two

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon you'll drop her off
And she won’t even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It won’t be like this for long

Some day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times he'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she's up and cryin’
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers

He lays down there beside her
‘Til her eyes are finally closed
And just watchin’ her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by
So, he's tryin’ to hold on

‘Cause it won’t be like this for long

It won’t be like this for long


Jay G said...

Happy Father's Day, Borepatch.

Just be thankful you don't have daughters... :)

Bob S. said...

Thanks for posting that song Borepatch.

It hits home, both for daughters and sons.

Borepatch said...

Back at you, Jay. And don't I know it.

Bob, thanks. It's a great song.

Paladin said...

This is one of my current favorites - along with "Then" by Brad Paisley, and "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins.