I Wish You Enough V3.0

Story Behind The Song

I received an email containing this story from a friend. It really touched me, and I thought it would make a good song. After writing the initial version of this my sister suggested I try finding

Song Description

This is a poignant story of an old man saying his final goodbye to his daughter. It is a sad song, yet it is also hopeful, as the man is passing along the good wishes his own father gave him to the next generation.

Song Length 3:30 Genre Country - Alternative, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Duet Male/Female
Mood Poignant, Moving Subject Sorrow, Encouragement
Similar Artists Bryan Adams, Kenny Rogers Language English
Era 2000 and later


I Wish You Enough
Patricia W. Felker
(based on a story by Bob Perks. Used with permission.)

Verse 1:
He had long, bushy eyebrows, his beard stubbly gray
And his misty blue eyes would remember this day
His weathered old hands held his daughter's damp face
He was holdin' her close as she went away

Those last few words gently spoke in her ear
Would carry her through the years

I wish you enough good things to sustain you
Enough sun to make you feel bright
Enough rain to long for the sunshine
Enough life to keep satisfied
Verse 2:
As she walked down the corridor, disappeared out of sight
He saw one more wave, then she boarded her flight
He sighed there in silence, then waved back in kind
He was seein' his darlin'
the very last time
As he faced the end of his days unafraid
He made the same parting wish...his daddy made

(Repeat Chorus)

I wish you enough pain to know good times
Enough joy to keep you alive
Enough loss to need what you're holdin'
Enough "hellos" for the final goodbye
Enough loss to need what you're holdin'
Enough "hellos" for the final goodbye

Copyright © 2006 by Noteworthy Christian Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

Lyrics Patricia W. Felker Music Patricia W. Felker
Producer Paul Langford Publisher Noteworthy Christian Music (ASCAP)
Performance Paul Langford vocals, instrumentals Label N/A
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Penny Towers special songs of love and life 10/25/2012

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