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lirik lagu 5 chinese brothers – my dad’s face

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tom meltzer

when i look in the mirror i see my dad’s face
where my face used to be
then i realize that he was about my age
when he started his own family
then my radicalism, all my college marxism
starts drifting on out to deep sea
when i look in the mirror and i see my dad’s face
where my face used to be

when i was a kid i used to look at my dad
and i’d say, “this is who i am not.”
he used bryl-creem, i used hair spray
he was fat, i was skinny
he drank beer, i smoked pot
but now my feet are disappearing beneath an ocean of beer
and not so mysteriously
when i look at my face i see in it’s place
my dad’s physiognomy

i used to look at my friends, they looked fifty years older
some nights when i’d get too stoned
that’s when i believed time was a visible line
with it’s end and beginning both shown
now i know that’s not true
but i’ve still got an idea pretty much of what i can expect
when i look in the mirror and i see my dad’s mug
sitting there right on top of my neck

well, my dad had it rough, he couldn’t keep his true love
he never reached his sought-after perfection
so as i headed down my own life’s road
i headed straight in the other direction
now, when i turn around, he’s not so far away
and we’re on the same road, i can see
when i look in the mirror and i see my dad’s face
where my face used to be

- lirik lagu 5 chinese brothers