For Someone Else

from by Patrick Dunn

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It's time.

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I thought of you again today
It's becoming quite a theme
For this time in my life
I'm living between
The man that I was
The man I want to be
In case you ever come around
To make a better me

Your mother talks about you
And I don't know what to say
I feel like my living
Has gotten in your way
I've been trying to have it all
Trying to live a dream
It's getting so that I don't know
How to fall asleep

Don't stay away, child
We've been waiting too long
I don't know what it's gonna take
To bring you home
In a way, child
This might be my fault
I don't know what it's gonna take
To fix this at all

I still think there's a reason
For the life that I have lived
The people I have known
The places I have been
But I'm beginning to think that reason
Is more for myself
And I should start living
For someone else

Your mother talks about you
And it breaks my heart
To know that I can't give you
A better start
It's hard to talk about you
When I feel so far away
From being the man you can
Look up to every day

Don't stay away, child
We've been waiting too long
I don't know what it's gonna take
To bring you home
In a way, child
This might be my fault
I don't know what it's gonna take
To fix this at all

Your mother talks about you
Almost every day
I feel like my living
Has gotten in your way

credits

from This Bird Will Always Fly, released June 8, 2015
Patrick Dunn: acoustic guitar, vocals
Eric Lichter: bass, pedal steel guitar, keys

Recorded by Eric Lichter at Dirt Floor.
Mastered by Michael Burke at Music Lab Mastering.
Copyright Patrick Dunn (Sunday Long Run Music, BMI) 2015.

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Patrick Dunn Sacramento, California

Patrick Dunn writes and plays music in the tradition of the old soul, the rambler, the traveling singer-songwriter -- characters found along the ever-growing timeline of honest music. Pulling from his influences, Patrick plays a mix of folk, soul, country, and rock and roll that has come to be called, for better and for worse, Americana. ... more

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