Thursday, 10 April 2014

I Still Think of You





I wrote I Still Think of You for my father on his anniversary.  I was driving past a bluebell wood and the words just came to me in a couple of minutes, complete with the tune in place.


My Dad had died 12 years earlier and it felt like I had never stopped grieving - just the thought of him brought a lump to my throat and a catch in my voice.  But straight after completing this song all of that went away.   Now I feel he is always with me.

My Dad was a pottery worker - in the famous Belleek Pottery - and towards the end of his time there he even added designs to the output - not bad for a man who had left school at the age of 13 and started his time working there, sweeping the floors.

I Still Think Of You
(Words and music by Fil Campbell © 2001)

I still think of you sometimes
And I still feel you by my side
I still miss you, 
I still wish you still were here.

I still think of you sometimes
When bluebells ring and small birds find
Their voices earlier each day
And summer starts in May

I never knew you, not really well
I never knew you.

 I still think of you sometimes
And I still wish that you would find
A way to let me know just why you left

I still think of you sometimes
And I still wish that I could find
A way to let you know how much I cared.

I never knew you, not really well
I never knew you 

I Still Think of you sometimes
And I still feel you by my side
I still miss you

I still wish you still were here.

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