Roots

My father told me when I was young, no matter where you run
Remember where you’re from
When life puts a fork in the road, you don’t know which way to go 
Always follow your heart

Remember, family is your rock
If you’re down our love will never stop
When days roll by and nights get long
There’s nothing like your roots to keep you strong
Keep you strong

Growin’ up in my hometown I had dreams of settling down
With a family of my own
My country called, I had to go, had to leave everything I’d known
Sometimes it’s who you are 

I remembered, family was my rock
When I was gone, their love it didn’t stop
Days crawled by and the nights got long
Thoughts about my roots kept me strong
Kept me strong

Time’s passed since I’ve been home, now I’ve got a son of my own
And innocence is in his eyes
He’s grown fast and I’ll pass along the same things my father taught
So many years ago

That family, family is your rock
When you’re down our love will never stop
Cause days roll by and nights get long
There’s nothing like your roots to keep you strong
Keep you strong 

 

Ó James Dunn, 2010