One Step Behind

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Lucky Mud
2008-12-01
Michael McKinney

Story

I wrote the first verse and chorus to this song many, many years ago; but it was only last year, sitting in a house in the West of Ireland, watching a cold rain beat at the glass, that I finally found the simple words for the final farewell to my daddy.

Lyrics

When in my dreams I think back to my daddy I see just a smile And two hard working hands His tools piled in the Model-A He'd laugh and tell us all, "Someday We'll have the time to sit back We'll have a way to get back To a place where we can just Enjoy the land" So we'd pack up And away we'd go To a place we'd never been before Looking for a vision Only daddy knew We'd settle down And make a home He'd work his fingers To the bone But we'd always leave Within a year or two But who knows what kind Of dreams daddy had? What were the visions He kept locked within his mind As he took us everywhere Trying to catch up To the Good Life Even though he always stayed One step behind I was still a boy When the doctor Came into the room To say "he's gone" Could not believe My daddy died There was no time To say goodbye And I reckoned It was time That he'd moved on 'Cause who knows What kind of dreams Daddy had? What were the visions He kept locked Within his mind As he took us everywhere Tryin' to catch up To the Good Life Even though he always stayed One step behind

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