Father to Sons (2016)

from The Sound of Thoughts by Robert Svilpa

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the original song that was recorded in 2005 was written when our oldest boy Thomas was just 3 years old and he was my best buddy - went everywhere with me. Since then we've had two more boys - Lucas (7) and Noah (5) - and even though Thomas is more than able to entertain and take care of himself now as a 13 year old, the four of us will go out to catch Pokemon and drink milkshakes, laughing about all sorts of stuff that comes from the random thoughts of children of all ages.

This song is dedicated to my three boys, with so much appreciation for what they bring to our lives, and so much appreciation to my wife Luciana who helped bring them to the world and make them the fine young men they are today.


Never thought I'd smile so much just when my boys smiled at me
just the way they look like me, a smile so much like mine
my heart swells with love and pride as they put their hands in mine
there a happiness so deep inside when we walk side by side

and as you grow up I feel that I grow too
its ok that I grow old just as long as we have you...

You are the sun and moon, you are the rain and shine
that makes my garden grow
you are the rising warm wind that takes me
so high up in the sky
showing me a life I'd never have seen otherwise

every day brings a new surprise a new tooth or a new dance style
for every bump, bruise for every frown we'll do our best to turn them upside down
and soon when you go to school you'll bring stories and score the winning goal
tears of heartbreak, the joy of that first kiss, every detail we dont want to miss

the day will come when you walk in the door with the girl who will help build a home
you'll want to start yourselves a brand new life, mom & dad she's gonna be my wife
your mom & I will sit and smile, wistful tears in our eyes
thinking back on how you've grown, and the joyful years gone by

a realization of how the sand has fallen through the hourglass
with the sound of grandkids running and laughing, this melancholy will pass


there will come a day when my last breath will slowly fade away
and I'll proudly leave my place here to you...


from The Sound of Thoughts, released July 17, 2016
guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, vocal - Rob
drum programming - Jay Coover


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Robert Svilpa Orlando, Florida

Robert Svilpa is an independent Progressive Rock multi-instrumental artist, vocalist & musician with four full releases available on Spotify, Amazon Music, YT Music, iTunes, Pandora & many other networks.

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