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George Papavgeris George Papavgeris - Regrets (video) (7) George Papavgeris - Regrets (video) 17 Jun 12

REGRETS - I am really not 100% sure about posting this, as it is so personal. And we don't celebrate "Father's Day", never did. But I just thought to mark the day anyway and personal or not, perhaps it might trigger equivalent thoughts in you.

The song can apply to many situations; but I wrote it for my father, as he drifted into virtual coma in his final few days. We knew that in all likelihood he would not become lucid again and it suddenly struck me: no more chance to say the million things left unsaid...


Regrets - George Papavgeris, July 2006

If you come round again, I will know better.
I won't forget to say the things I should.
I'll write you every day a simple letter,
So I may be no more misunderstood.
We'll do the things you want; we'll talk for hours;
Go where you want to go without complaint.
Each morning I will bring you a bunch of flowers.
Just do for me one thing: Come back again.

If you come round again, I'll be more careful;
Listen to your advice, correct my faults.
My face you'll never see sombre or tearful,
And smiles will replace the frown that was.
And I will make you proud; and I'll be prouder.
Of all my past mistakes none will remain.
The bad things from the past will turn to powder.
Just do for me one thing: Come back again.

But if you don't return, as all are saying,
The times that we have shared I won't resent.
And I will never cease hoping and praying.
I will try anyway my ways to mend.
Though every wound does heal sooner or later,
I wish that you could see the change in me.
Many regrets I have, but one is greater:
That we will never know what might have been.

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