Paul Anka — Papa lyrics

Everyday my papa would work
To try to make ends meet
To see that we would eat
Keep those shoes upon my feet.

Every night my papa would take me
N' Tuck me in my bed
Kiss me on my head
After all my prayers were said

There were years
Of sadness and of tears
Through it all
Together we were strong
We were strong

The times were rough
But Papa he was tough
And Mama she stood beside him all along

Growing up with them was easy
Time just flew on by
The years began to fly
They aged but so did I

I could tell
Mama wasn't well
And Papa knew and deep down so did she
So did she.

And when she died
Papa broke down and he criiiiied
And all he could say was, "God, why her?... Take me!"

Everyday he sat there sleeping in his rocking chair
He never went upstairs
'Cause she wasn't there.

Then one day my Papa said "Son,
I'm proud of how you've grown"
He said, "Go make it on your own.
And don't worry. I'm O.K. alone."

He said, "There are things you must do"
Places you must see"
His eyes were sad as he
As he said goodbye to me

Every time I kiss my children
Papa's words ring true
He said, "Your Children, they live through you.
And they'll grow! They'll leave you, too".

I remember every word My Papa used to say
I kiss my kids and I pray
That they'll think of me
Oh how I pray
They will think of me
That way...
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Songwriters: PAUL ANKA