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My birthday wishes to my daughter Ellen

10 March 2015


“I know a girl. She puts the color inside of my world.

But, she’s just like a maze. Where all of the walls all continually change.

And I’ve done all I can. To stand on her steps with my heart in my hand.

Now I’m starting to see. Maybe It’s got nothing to do with me.

Fathers, be good to your daughters. Daughters will love like you do.

Girls become lovers who turn into mothers. So mothers be good to your daughters too.”

The above song, “Daughters” by John Mayer from his 2003 Heavier Things album is an admonition to fathers (and to a lesser extent mothers) to nurture their daughters in their childhood, because the relationship will affect their future relationships with men as adults. Source: Wikipedia

Today my daughter has become 20 years of age, and thus no longer a teenager but on her way to maturity. I gave her the best that I had but I now know that it wasn’t good enough. I was too hurt myself to give her the best of my love.

“Let’s say I’m feeling better. Let’s say I’m feeling fine. Let’s say I gave you all I had. And now I’m out of time. And my best wasn’t good enough. And now this time to wonder. Now this time to heal. Time to let it all come down. But I don’t know what I feel. But it aches and it hurts and it burns”. Source: KANE featuring Anouk – My Best Wasn’t Good Enough

I know that my divorce with your mother has created a wedge between you and me. “You see it your way. And I see it mine. But we both see it slippin’ away”. Source: Eagles, Best of my love, 1977

“Since you’ve been gone, I shut my eyes, And I fantasise, That you’re here with me.

Will you ever return? I wont be satisfied, ‘Till you’re by my side. Don’t wait any longer.

Why don’t you come back? Please hurry. Why don’t you come back? Please hurry.

Come back and stay for good this time. Don’t ever leave me.”

Source: Paul Young – Come Back And Stay (1983).

“Ohhh, wat gaat de tijd toch snel

Gisteren nog zag ik haar voor het eerst, lag ze hier in m`n armen

Wat is ze mooi en wat staat de tijd haar goed

Ik knipper m`n ogen en zie hoe ze steeds weer een beetje veranderd is

Maar hoe groot ze ook mag zijn

In mijn ogen blijft ze altijd klein.”

Source: Marco Borsato – Dochters (2008)

Related music videos in alphabetical order:

Marco Borsato – Dochters (2008) –

Eagles – Best of my love (1977) –

KANE feat. Anouk – My Best Wasn’t Good Enough –

John Mayer – Daughters (2003) –

Paul Young – Come Back And Stay (1983) –

Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday (1980) –


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