My Daddy's Shoes
"My Daddy's Shoes" is a song I wrote to honor Fathers Day, and is based on my relationship with my dad who tragically passed away in 1989. It took me nearly 30 years to come up with the words to properly pay tribute to my dads life in song. When I was just a boy I would sneak into dads bedroom while he was at work, slip into a pair of his shoes, and walk around in them for hours at a time. I also used to put on some of his clothes and pretend I was him for a while. It was a sight to see!
When we were young my dad held down two full time jobs, worked 7 days a week, to try & provide for our large family of 6. He also contributed a great deal to the betterment of our community in what little spare time he had. Dad was always there to lend a hand when someone was in need, and was known far and wide. Though not rich in material wealth, dad was rich with the many friends he made during his lifetime
In the writing of this song I attempted to pay tribute to my dad and what he stood for. I know I could never fill his shoes, but have tried hard to follow the example he set. It is my hope that "My Daddy's Shoes" resonates with all those who hear it, and that the song adds additional meaning to the Father’s Day Tradition.