Like a Father, Like a Friend

Story Behind The Song

An uncle "father like" and I were riding alone southbound on Interstate 1 in a snowstorm as I wrote the lyrics in my head. As we stopped in Hope Vally RI, I realized that the man who was like a father was also a friend and has been since my father died when I was a kid. He passed away October 17, 2006; I will never forget the man.

Song Description

To the person who became like a father and friend to me since mine died when I was a kid.

Song Length 3:57 Genre Country - General
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Gracious Subject Father, Friend

Lyrics

Lyrics By: Michael Cipoletti
US Copyright 2004
Instrumentals and Vocals:
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Like a Father, Like a Friend

Four wheeling on a snow covered highway.
Mid December heading south on Interstate One.
Straight in the tracks of those ahead.
Seeing nothing but tailgate red.
I've got to get out this town.
And nothing?s going to stop me on this road.
Even if I drive all night.

He became my father when he didn?t have to be.
That?s the kind of person I want my children to see.
Always a thought in my mind.
There within my heart.
He will always be Like a Friend of me.
That?s the man I want to be.
Like a Father, Like a Friend of me.
That?s what I need.

Chorus
He's Like a Father when I'm feeling sad.
Keeping me on centerline when I'm being bad.
Steering me in life when the shadows in the night,
hide the curves that call me to it?s edge.
Like a Father, Like a Friend.

Singing to the music of the highway.
Dancing to the beat of the snow covered road.
Straight in the tracks of those ahead.
Seeing nothing but tailgate red.
I've got to get out this town.
Nothing?s going to stop me on this road.
Even if I drive all night. (2 Times)

He say's he's just a blind old man.
He sees clearer than those who can.
Nothing will ever make me forget the man.

Chorus (2 times)

Like a Father, Like a Friend. (3 times)

Lyrics Michael Cipoletti Music TOWER MASTERING & MEDIA SERVICES/Michael Cipoletti (music/lyrics/owner)
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