My Dad's Face
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When I look in the mirror I see my dad's face Where my face used to be Then I realize that he was about my age When he started his own family Then my radicalism, all my college Marxism Starts drifting on out to deep sea When I look in the mirror and I see my dad's face Where my face used to be When I was a kid I used to look at my dad And I'd say, "This is who I am not" He used Bryl Creem, I used hair spray He was fat, I was skinny He drank beer, I smoked pot But now my feet are disappearing beneath an ocean of beer And not so mysteriously When I look at my face I see in its place My dad's physiognomy I used to look at my friends, they looked fifty years older Some nights when I'd get too stoned That's when I believed time was a visible line With its end and beginning both shown Now I know that's not true But I've still got an idea pretty much of what I can expect When I look in the mirror and I see my dad's mug Sitting there right on top of my neck Well, my dad had it rough, he couldn't keep his true love He never reached his sought-after perfection So as I headed down my own life's road I headed straight in the other direction Now, when I turn around, he's not so far away And we're on the same road, I can see When I look in the mirror and I see my dad's face Where my face used to be
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