Linda Studley

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I’ll Let You Fall

Thinking of my father
and the mischief in his smiles.
I thought I was looking back
but he was really up ahead breaking trail for me for miles.

Dreaming of my mother
and the softness of her skin.
Wish I could hear her silly sneeze,
or hear her sing ‘Ta rah rah boom de-ay’ again.

And now that I am older
I see I never saw at all.
The hardest thing they ever did
was stand aside and let me fall.

And the hardest thing I’ve ever done
was stand aside and let you fall.

 

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The Chip off the Old Block

You may think you’re a star, you may think you’re a freak
You might believe that you’re special and unique
But there’s a chip off the old block sitting on your shoulder
and you’ll act like your parents when you get a little older

Get a grip on your load
there’s a dip in the road
O’er which you’ll probably
trip in the road

There are roads to the left, there are roads to the right
and choosing which to follow can really be a fright
and the chip off the old block sitting on your shoulder
may be all that keeps you level when you get a little older

Get a grip on your load
there’s a dip in the road
O’er which you’ll probably
trip in the road

And one day when you sing this little ditty to the kiddies
Don’t try to give advice, don’t bother with forbidding
and the chip off the old block sitting on their shoulders
will keep their feet on the ground when they get a little older.

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