I walked down your street just this morning
I thought I saw lights in the hall
Then I opened my eyes and remembered because
There was only a half pulled down wall

It’s funny how memory gets you
How narrow a furrow you plough
If you hadn’t gone when you did where would we be
Oh daddy, I’m missing you now

Shifting sands, take my hand
Where were you, when you were needed
Oh daddy I’m missing you now

I thought I had finished with crying
You see I’m not a child anymore
But my own children hold ever so tightly to me
And I don’t know who needs it the more

You worked all your life and got nothing
You worked in the cold you were blue
You fought against hardship and bullies and blackguards
Oh daddy I’d fight them for you