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©2016 Peter J. Hamm (2016-02-17)

I remember the first time my daddy didn’t know my name
It surprised me just a little, gave me just a little pain
You can laugh, you can cry, though I can’t tell you why
It’s such a long hard way to say goodbye

I will always remember you, racing me to the car
I can picture that smile, to me that’s everything you are.
Add some tears in your eyes, shaming the hearts of the wise
Such a long hard way to say “goodbye”

You can shout at the sky, you can scream at the sun
Protest all you want, but the damage is done
Gravity will pull you down, no matter how hard you try
And at the end all you can do is say “goodbye”

There’s a love that comes from heaven
Your life showed that to me
There’s grace in every heartbreak
And a good father’s love that set me free
Everything in me that’s good, is what I could see in your eyes
But it’s a long hard way to say “goodbye”

There is a peace that comes through grieving
There is a joy that grows from pain
Like the sunrise that governs the morning
After night watches ruled by rain
And wherever life might take me
Crushing me down or lifting me high
It’s a long hard way to say “goodbye”


from Protest Songs, released September 6, 2016



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worship leader and songwriter currently in the Cincinnati suburbs. Out of the ordinary worship for an out of the ordinary creator

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