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Between Fathers And Sons

This song is by Waylon Jennings and appears on the album Hangin' Tough (1987) and on the album The Complete MCA Recordings (2004).

My father had so much to tell me, things he said, I had to know
Don't make my mistakes, there are rules you can't break
But I had to find out on my own

Now when I look at my own son
I know what my father went through
There's only so much you can do

You're proud when they walk, scared when they run
That's how it always has been
Between fathers and sons

It's a bridge you can't cross, it's a cross you can't bear
It's the words you can't say, the things you can't change
No matter how much you care

So you do all you can but then you gotta let go
You're just part of the flow of the river that runs
Between fathers and sons

Your mother will try to protect you, hold you as long as she can
But the higher you climb, the more you can see
That's something that I understand

One day you'll look at your own son
There'll be so much that you want to say
But he'll have to find his own way

On the road, he must take the course, he must run
That's how it always has been
Between fathers and sons

It's a bridge you can't cross, it's a cross you can't bear
It's the words you can't say, the things you can't change
No matter how much you care

So you do all you can but then you gotta let go
You're just part of the flow of the river that runs
Between fathers and sons

Written by:

John Jarvis; Gary Nicholson