Friday, October 23, 2009

A real tear-jerker.

Every time I hear this song I tear up. This is not ideal, since I always here this song in the car, on my way somewhere. I get to Target wondering just how red my eyes are...

What I love about this song is that it reminds me as a mom, that my kids are going to grow up, faster than I want. It reminds me to take time to breath. To not worry about the toys all over the floor or the fact that they have messy faces, that Lacey doesn't want to go to bed at night and that Miles wakes up at the crack of dawn. It reminds me that one day they won't need me, and I have to let them go. Right now, I am just gonna hold on as long as I can.

He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Layin’ there in bed listenin’
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
‘Cause it won't be like this for long

Four years later ‘bout 4:30
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This’ll only last a week or two

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon you'll drop her off
And she won’t even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It won’t be like this for long

Some day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times he'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she's up and cryin’
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers

He lays down there beside her
‘Til her eyes are finally closed
And just watchin’ her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by
So, he's tryin’ to hold on

‘Cause it won’t be like this for long

It won’t be like this for long

Artist: Darius Rucker

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I feel the same way with that song...I should get htat cd. :)