father and daughter lyrics – paul simon

“father and daughter”

if you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream
and for a fraction of a second you can’t remember where you are
just open your window and follow your memory upstream
to the meadow in the mountain where we counted every falling star

i believe a light that shines on you will shine on you forever
and though i can’t guarantee there’s nothing scary hiding under your bed
i’m gonna stand guard like a postcard of a golden retriever
and never leave ’til i leave you with a sweet dream in your head

[chorus:]
i’m gonna watch you shine
gonna watch you grow
gonna paint a sign
so you’ll always know
as long as one and one is two
there could never be a father
who loved his daughter more than i love you

trust your intuition
it’s just like goin’ fishin’
you cast your line and hope you get a bite
but you don’t need to waste your time
worryin’ about the market place
try to help the human race
struggling to survive its harshest night

[chorus 2x]

/ paul simon lyrics