567. K’s Choice – Dad

K’s Choice – Dad lyrics
Album Paradise in Me, 1995
Single release: 1997
Gay singer-songwriter Sarah Bettens wrote this song for her dad
I was a kid, you were my dad
I didn’t always understand
I wanted freedom, you got mad
You were concerned, I got upset
I didn’t recognize you yet

And did you cry, I know I did
When I lied to you
I didn’t want to hurt you
I just never knew I did

You never told me that you loved me
I know you didn’t know how
I guess that shows we’re much the same
‘Cause I love you too and until now
I’ve never said those words out loud
I hope you’re proud
To be my dad…

What are your secrets, do you pray
Is there a god that shows your way
I wish I knew…
Do you have crazy fantasies
What happens in your dreams
I want to know…

I guess you’ll always be a mystery to me
But you taught me how to value life
And what else do I need
I have a dad who watches over me