Paul Simon ~ Father & Daughter

Which is your favorite picture? Mine is the one of Bill & Chelsea Clinton, Dawn's is the butterfly picture. Dawn played this song for me after watching the movie. I liked it so much I had to make this video. Also, many thanks to spacestevie for the track. Dawn says: "It is so touching to see so much love in these fathers and daughters faces." Trivia: Father and Daughter was originally released as a single. It is a notable addition to the Simon anthology mainly due to the fact that the song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. Written for the children's animated film The Wild Thornberrys Movie, it was released in 2002. The song also appeared on the movie soundtrack album and again on Simon's 2006 release, Surprise. If you leap awake In the mirror of a bad dream And for a fraction of a second You cant remember where you are Just open your window And follow your memory upstream To the meadow in the mountain Where we counted every falling star I believe the light that shines on you Will shine on you forever And though I cant guarantee Theres nothing scary hiding under your bed I'm gonna stand guard Like a postcard of a Golden Retriever And never leave till I leave you With a sweet dream in your head Im gonna watch you shine Gonna watch you grow Gonna paint a sign So youll always know As long as one and one is two There could never be a father Who loved his daughter more than I love you Trust your intuition Its just like going fishing You cast your line And hope you get a bite But you dont need to waste your time Worrying about the market place Try to help the human race Struggling to survive its harshest night Im gonna watch you shine Gonna watch you grow Gonna paint a sign So youll always know As long as one and one is two There could never be a father Who loved his daughter more than I love you Im gonna watch you shine Gonna watch you grow Gonna paint a sign So youll always know As long as one and one is two There could never be a father Who loved his daughter more than I love you