Talking To My Son - Song Lyrics

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You can talk to me about anything son
Anytime you want I’ll be there for you
You know I will love you no matter what
Just be yourself and let honesty see you through

I love my Dad but we don’t know how to talk
He doesn’t remember how things can be
I don’t know what it is that I want in life
Maybe if I ask he’ll be able to help me see

Two ships pass at the dinner table
We want to talk but we’re not able
I want to help
He wants to be free
I need to figure it out
So he will talk to me

I wish my boy would open up
You know I just want to help
Why do boys clam up so much?
I guess he reminds me of myself

Dad looks with hopeful eyes
I know what he wants
I can hear it in his sighs
But I just want to roll
And get on with my life
Maybe we’ll talk
When I get a wife

Two ships pass at the dinner table
We want to talk but we’re not able
I want to help
He wants to be free
I need to figure it out
So he will talk to me


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA

Love it! Vote up and beautiful!

*The guy in the pic is good looking too!* ^_^ LOL


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hey! Stop flirting iwth the guys in my pictures! I'm gonna have to put another one up! Ha... thank you for your comment.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful song and handsome photo! Perfect hub!!:)


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Ok ladies... I'm getting jealous... the two men in the photo are total strangers but if I run into them I'll let them know you guys are available! Thank you Sunshine...


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Seriously your song is wonderful and I could imagine Brad Paisley performing it! Send it to him:)


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

He probably wouldn't take my call....


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Wonderful piece. I remember those days to when my Dad was alive, it was tough sitting with him at the dinner table. He got lost in his own space and for my taste that just didn't cut it. We locked horns a few times, he was a stubborn mule and pig headed when he wanted to be.

All I wanted was to share, talk, learn and he just kept pointing the imaginary finger, like I told you so and full of accusations. I gave up so did he. Never spoke much after that, how sad.

It should never have been that way, opening up with your children is important. I struggle with it a little, but we keep working on it. Have fun sharing with your son, you both need each other so keep talking and communicating in every way possible.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

I was hoping you would see this... This is more about getting your child to trust you with everything. I feel I am very supportive and I want to be a confident if possible but I know they can't tell you everything. I'm really sorry your Dad acted that way towards you. There is no need for that. I don't feel that I have to act that way to get the respect and to be heard.


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GClark 4 years ago from United States

Great lyrics - would love to hear them set to music. The words really reflect how difficult it can be for a father and son to communicate. Unfortunately, this probably happens a lot and it is both painful and sad since life goes by so fast. Voted Up. GClark


Joanie 4 years ago

How many of us ever really talked to our parents? All of us wish we could really talk to our children. It just usually doesn't turn out that way. It is their job to break away from us and our job to let this happen. Very hard!


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@GClark - Thank you! My son and I have a good relationship but I wish he would tell me more. Maybe he just doesn't know how to talk aobut worries. He does complain very well though!

@Joanie - Thank you for commenting... I guess it's tough to be truly close when they see you as always wanting to teach/admonish them for their errors. They do need a break so they can live freely with their own thoughts. I understand that...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

WOW...i love this rendition of another Father and Son hit...great job...i really thought it's you and your son...


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi raciniwa - Thank you. My children of course are so important to me. I am living apart from them but I see them all the time and feel we are very close. But in this one I am asking for a deeper relationship. One where their fears and insecurities are confided to me so I can provide guidance and how to deal with these things that plague so many of us. One day it is my hope that they will read everything I've posted here so they can know me as a person. That is really why I write so much. It will be their library.... kind of like Superman's Dad talking to him in the movie through the crystals....


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

beaitiful, Mark. I wonder how many dads feel this way? I talk to my dad often and I wonder if he still wishes we'd talk more...


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

I'm sure all parents wish to be closer to their children. Ironically my son is actually opening up quite a bit to me but there are times when I know I can help but he just say's, "everything's ok Dad."

Thank you for your kind words.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

what a wonderful song for your son. I have two sons and I struggled with these same situations.. Now they are grown and married and have there own struggles with life and we are best friends

I love your song..

Debbie

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