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“Father” – in memory of Gilles

In the midst of the Gilles Villeneuve Exhibition in Modena last Tuesday, Melanie Villeneuve found a piano and sang the song she wrote (with brother Jacques) about her Dad

Lyrics

Your life wasn’t long just like a bird’s life


But you had your only sky


And like an eagle you one day flew too high


Beyond the limits set by the unknown


And up where they belong and where the sun is black


That’s when we understood you never never ever were to come back



Just like the water flowing down a stream


You were as endless as a dream


Unlike some old forgotten poetry


Your tale will always be chanted inside of me



Father I miss you so


Father why d’you have to go


So far where I can’t go


Somewhere, some place, but where, I don’t know



Your life was a song of love and strife


Too many times you rolled the dice


And all the people as a court they prayed and they cried


When you climbed beyond the summit of the unknown


And up where the wind is strong and there’s no turning back


We got lost and found in the woods where the seeds of love grow back



By the millions you were held in high esteem


Bringing happiness to every dream


To every dream



Father, I miss you so


Father, why d’you have to go


So far away where I can’t go


Somewhere, some place, but where, I don’t know

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One thought on ““Father” – in memory of Gilles

  1. Oh thank you Peter and the lyrics too!Have heard this before but to hear Melanie herself sing and play was very very moving indeed!Very brave of her.xxx

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