Verse 1

You won't walk me down the aisle,

Or buy me that L-shaped sofa.

And my daughter's not gonna

Have an old man to call grandpa.

Verse 2

He's not gonna tell me now,

"How dare your dad called me that name?"

Without you around, father,

Nothing will ever be the same.

Chorus

Without you around, father,

I will survive.

I know you'll be watching over me

From the blue sky.

You taught me to be strong, to deal with loss.

And I'll survive this, just because,

I don't have a choice, or another.

Not without you around, father.

Verse 3

Never let me have a big

Chocolate birthday cake but it's fine.

Didn't yell at me about

My underage sip of red wine.

Verse 4

My great annoyance at your

TV's goddamned high volume sound,

And singing on public streets,

I'll miss these without you around.

Chorus

Without you around, father,

I will survive.

I know you'll be watching over me

From the blue sky.

You taught me to be strong, to deal with loss.

And I'll survive this, just because,

I don't have a choice, or another.

Not without you around, father.

Bridge

Without you around, father,

I'll forget the definition of non-chalance,

Your grinding teeth in my mess,

Your memories are all over this place,

I can't stay here without you around, father.

Chorus

Without you around, father,

I will survive.

I know you'll be watching over me

From the blue sky.

You taught me to be strong, to deal with loss.

And I'll survive this, just because,

I don't have a choice, or another.

Not without you around, father.