Words & Music by Rik Palieri
C G Dm F C Fathers & Sons, since time begun, iron clad hearts weighing a ton. C G Dm A shake of the hand a slap on the back, old memories from a F C worn leather strap CHORUS: Am F C G The hardest thing for a father to do, C isn't swinging an ax or tying a shoe, Am F C so open your heart let your spirit shine through by G C showing your son your love My Father & Me would never agree, fussing & fighting since the day I was three. A giant of steel, who just couldn't feel how to show his son his love, CHORUS The autumn winds blew as the young child grew as he cursed at a man, that he never knew. While doing the chores, he cursed him much more & never gave his father his love. CHORUS Too many days have come & have passed and the days of my childhood are out of my grasp. Now my father & I both want to cry, thinking back on the time that we were denied LAST CHORUS: The hardest thing for a father to do, isn't swinging an ax or tying a shoe, open your heart let your spirit shine through by showing your son your love, ........ by showing your son your love.