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DADDY’S FUNERAL
Written by: Barry P. Foley
Copyright © 24 Aug 2011 PC Eging

When the phone rings at one A.M, it never brings good news
It’s my sister on the line, saying the words I already knew
By two, I got my ticket and rental car on line
Took 59 hours to see that funeral home sign
There were no words to say, because we all knew
After so long in bed, everything had already been said

Mama held up the funeral, so I could be there
Saw some folks for the first time in nearly 40 years
Family and friends, came with baskets of food
Always willing to help, that’s what country folks do
 

There were no words to say, because we all knew
After so long lying in bed, everything already been said

After a service that would make my Daddy proud
We drove 20 miles up to his graveside
It was 90 in shade when they sang Amazing Grace
Then an old log truck came up the hill, brought a tear to my face

There were no words to say, because we all knew
After so long in bed, everything that needed to said
had been said