I wish I had a new picture of you

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Wrote this at 6am after a dream about my parents. Wrote music to it too, but not ready to record it yet. When I fully wake up I can decide whether it sucks or not and if it doesn’t, maybe I’ll play it out sometime this week. It’s simple, short and to the point.

I wish I had a new picture of you

It was so long ago, I can no longer remember
What your laugh sounded like
Today you’d be sixty-three
I wouldn’t recall, but my sister called me

I wish I had a new picture of you

All of those times I thought to myself
I should just record you doing anything
I have an old answering machine tape
You left a message and that’s all I have to go on

I wish I had a new picture of you

I have almost nothing of my father
His wallet, a trophy and a door knocker
Engraved with my last name
It is a putter, my dad was a golfer
A hunter, fisherman and a brother

My mother was a camper
A teacher, a sister
And she was beautiful

I wish I had a new picture of you

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