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"Every time I look in the mirror I see my dad. I think that's why this song means so much to me."--Chet Atkins I Still Can't Say Goodbye (Performed by Chet Atkins) When I was young, my Dad would say Come on Son let's go out and play Sometimes it seems like yesterday And I'd climb up the closet shelf When I was all by my-self Grab his hat and fix the brim Pretending I was him No matter how hard I try No matter how many tears I cry No matter how many years go by I still can't say good-bye He always took care of Mom and me. We all cut down a Christmas tree He always had some time for me Wind blows through the trees Street lights, they still shine bright Most things are the same but I miss my Dad to-night I walked by a Salvation Army store Saw a hat like my daddy wore Tried it on when I walked in Still trying to be like him No matter how hard I try No matter how many years go by No matter how many tears I cry I still can't say good-bye [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8590o8A4iU8[/youtube]

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