You might think there's some big reason
Why I took this time to write
The cards and letters there been too few of those
But I just stopped to realize, how long did I been home
There's a few small things I need to know
Dear Daddy, do the Whippoorwill still echo through the night?
Does the sound of silence squeeze the morning light?
And have you cropped the field in the pond just down the road
I miss you so
Well, the years keeps slipping by
Like the miles out on the road
Well, I don't guess I'll change my way of life
There's no harm in holdin' memories
So please tell me if you can
I need to bring them old times inside
Dear Momma, can you still find the dipper in stars?
And do the roads still go for hours without cars?
And does the frost still shine, cold morning
On the grass outside the door
Just like before, tell me more
And I'll be back to see you sometimes soon
Can you still reach out and almost touch the moon?
And do the old songs still ring out
Through the hills for days and days