Day 590 – Thankful for “My Old Man” by Zac Brown Band

Isn’t it just magic when you hear the right song when you’re in the right mood? Today I’m very thankful for one of those moments as it helped me tremendously. Hearing the lyrics and knowing that someone else understood right where I was in that moment was priceless and helped tremendously. Having someone put words to how I was feeling was medicine for my soul.

Today would’ve been Dad’s 63rd birthday. As I drove home from Winona this song suddenly pooped into my head and I was happy to find I’d downloaded it onto my phone. It was exactly what I needed to hear to remind me to be thankful for the time I had with Dad instead of just being sad and missing him.


My Old Man

Zac Brown Band

He was a giant

When I was just a kid

I was always trying

To do everything he did

I can still remember every lesson he taught me

Growing up learning how to be like my old man

He was a lion

We were our father’s pride

But I was defiant

When he made me walk the line

He knew how to lift me up

And when to let me fall

Looking back, he always had a plan

My old man

My old man

Feel the callous on his hands

And dusty overalls

My old man

Now I finally understand

I have a lot to learn

From my old man

Now I’m a giant

Got a son of my own

He’s always trying

To go everywhere I go

Do the best I can to raise him up the right way

Hoping that he someday wants to be

Like his old man

My old man

I know one day we’ll meet again

As he’s looking down

My old man

I hope he’s proud of who I am

I’m trying to fill the boots of my old man

My old man

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