every time i close my eyes
you're all that i can see
i hold you in my heart
i know you're watching over me

standing by your side
it felt like i could fly
if i could be half the man
that you are in my eyes
and i could face the darkest day
and fight the tears inside
i can't turn the page
or hold back the tide
it's too hard to say goodbye
it's too hard to say goodbye

from you i learned it all
you would never let me fall
love won't come undone
between a father and his son

standing by your side
it felt like i could fly
if i could be half the man
that you are in my eyes
i would face the darkest day
and fight the tears inside
i can't turn the page
or hold back the tide
it's too hard to say goodbye
it's too hard to say goodbye

there will come a day i'll have to walk alone
and i'll have to make it on my own
you taught me all there is to know
dad i'll never let you go

standing by your side
it felt like i could fly
if i could be half the man
that you were in my eyes
and i would face the darkest day
and fight the tears inside
but i can't turn this page
or hold back the tide
it's too hard to say goodbye
it's too hard to say goodbye
i just can't say goodbye