( A Boy talking to his Father )  


 “ Take  Back Time "      by Ja

If I could, I'd go back and make your childhood happy
I'd Take Back Time and remove all the grit and grime
If I could, I'd even be your father and help you become a good man
I'd laugh with you, cry with you and often hold your hand

I wouldn't make the same mistakes they did; I’d try not to let you down
And when you trip and fall, I'd be there to lift you off the ground
Sometimes I’d let you pick yourself up, so you can start again
I’d always be by your side, as your father, as your friend

When times get rough, we'd be strong and fight together
Yet be gentle enough to hold the ladies with a touch of a feather
For a man can't reach higher than the level he puts a woman on
And If he puts her down low, he'll find himself alone

All these things and much more, I'd teach you in a loving way
Because learning to respect yourself and others is the best way
Then there's honor, an element  that makes a man great
It means always doing the right thing and being first rate

I'd show you how to be clean, decent and honest, so others respect you too
They'd say, "There goes a good man", and I'd smile because it's true

I'd Take Back Time if only I could, I'd make others do what they should
But I can't do that and I can't be your dad, 
I can say “I love you” when you're sad
And you can do the same for me, you can make me glad. 

Ok, so your childhood wasn’t perfect, but we can do it right
We'll set a better example and everyone will see our light
But if not, I still have to live my life and pass this wisdom on
People will say, "There goes a good man" and I'll smile because it's true
Cause you see Dad, I’m gonna make it, with or without you.