How do I say goodbye

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There’s eighty years of living in that pine box
Photographs and memories are all I’ve got
The one in black and white faded and worn
That’s him holding me the night that I was born
He held my hand when i took my first step
I held his hand as he took his last breath

When eighty years comes down to one moment in time
How do I say goodbye

That one over there is when he taught me how to shave
And to how to put tissues on the cuts on my face
And when my heart got broke he said time will help it heal
When this worlds to hard to stand remember how to kneel
He let me go when I took my first ride
I let him go as he gave his last smile

When eighty years comes down to one moment in time
How do I say goodbye

When my time here has run out
And I’m on the other side of the clouds
I hope he’s there to give me a hand
And say hi
Then I won’t have to say goodbye

There’s eighty years of living in that pine box

Story behind the song:
A good friend of mine had just lost his father and he looked at me and said how do I say goodbye.  The title stuck in my head and I started to think about my father and all the memories and things we have share.  This song easily flowed from those photographs in my memory and hope at what is on the other side.