Turning Into Dad

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Wayne Watson
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I guess I figured he would live forever
That I'd always have a place to turn
A shoulder I could always lean on
And a teacher for those lessons yet unlearned

But good fathers too are only mortal
They long to rest in Jesus' arms
They want to walk the golden streets of heaven
When the vanities of earth have lost their charm

Chorus:

(So) I will treasure the high
And the finer things within him
And I know as he would have it
I will lay aside the bad
Of all the things that I could still become
I could do a whole lot worse
Than turning into dad

It was early on a springtime morning
The small hours of the sixteenth day
I was shaken from my fitful sleeping
In the not so very merry month of May

Bridge:

I cannot explain it
I just knew it in my heart
That my hero had breathed his last
And said goodbye
We are flesh and we are spirit
It's appointed to us
Once to really live once to die

(Repeat Chorus)