The summer solstice fell on Father's day
The longest day, the longest time awake
Like everything I've ever wished to say
And every risk I've ever wished to take.
Oh fathers round the world come join me now
If you can see your children you are blest
Appreciate your treasures yet somehow
Please have a moment's thought for all the rest.
For fathers who have lost a little child,
For fathers who've had kids taken away
Who only can remember how they smiled
And what once it was like to watch them play.
My heart it bleeds for that sorrow tonight,
I wish that I could wish and make things right.