“You Don’t Look Like Me”
Copyright © 2005 Pete Bolte – All rights reserved.



//Verse//


I’ll teach you to hold a two seam fastball,
Just right in your hand.
You’re too young for a curve yet.
But change speeds you can.


//Verse//


Maybe we’ll go fishing
Us down by the dam
You’ll learn how to back cast
Watch the fly float as it lands


//Chorus//


You don’t look like me boy.
You look like your Ma.
And when all’s said and done,
I know too, boy.
You look like your Pa.


//Verse//


I know this is hard on you.
You’re confused, lonely too.
Your world’s been torn up.
You’re not sure what to do.


//Verse//


In a strange new place
Some things hard to see
‘Cause your Mom out of love
Brought you with her to me


//Chorus//


You don’t look like me boy.
You look like your Ma.
Still when all’s said and done
Hi there boy.
I’m your new Pa.


//Verse//


I’ll help you with your homework
We’ll both scratch heads and sigh.
Then we’ll call in your Mom
To teach us how and why.


//Verse – Last//


I’ll teach you to earn a living,
More important, respect
When to walk away, when to stand
Guide the boy I see into being a man.


//Chorus//


Yeah you don’t look like me boy.
You look like your Ma.
But when all’s said and done,
I love you boy.
Because you’re my son.



 

© By Pete Bolte (pbolte@msn.com)


 

 

 

 

 


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