|It used to be that we could not stand to be apart
But now we are older and our lives have new starts
You have your sons and I have one too
But there is not a day that I don't think of you
I set and remember all the fun in the past
|The warm tears, slowly run down my face.
All the problems and learning,
we're forced to take.
Growing up is a part of life,
all the guidelines you have to live by.
What you're gaining, and what you're losing.
All the beautiful things worth seeing.
What you're going to be, and what you are.
Millions of promising relationships, torn apart.
Find out so many new things about yourself.
One by one, open up every door.
|Parent say they've been there, they say they understand,
If only they knew what passes through our hands,
Drugs to inhale and they slowly die,
It takes them away...it makes them high,
Kids drink to wash away their tears,
To run and hide from all their fears,
Parents think they get us...but they don't have a clue,
They don't know all the things peer pressure can do,
|What can you give to one small girl?
A diamond ring, a baton to twirl?
A pretty pink dress with lots of bows,
or dainty sandals that show her toes.
A walk in the woods, a romp in the park,
a shopping trip from dusk till dark?
A shine new bike, a kitten for a pet?
No, there's still time for such things,
Give her a day of her very own.
Just one small girl and her Dad alone.
Give her the gift that only you can,
the companionship of her old man.
Games are outgrown and toys decay,
but she'll never forget
if you give her a day.
|A little egg under her mothers wings.
Yet to be born into the world of things.
A crack and a pop out she came.
Old and new, it was all the same.
Well nourished by mom, she began to sing.
Ready to learn of life and everything.
Innocence of new, she started up her flaps.
Not knowing of life, and all it's traps.
Mother watched on, with a big chuckle.
As she sprang out of the nest, with no buckle.
Bottled up inside
Are the things I never said,
The feelings that I hide,
The lines you never read
You can see it in my eyes,
Read it on my face,
Trapped inside are lies,
Of the past I can't replace
With memories that linger,
And won't seem to go away,
Why can't I be happier?
Today’s a brand new day
|When the days go by
All I can do is sigh
Your face I see your voice I hear
I never realized I could have this much fear
When God took you from my hands
I saw my life flash before me
|Give mother a hug
Father a kiss
The time has come
We have talked about it
Many times before
But the time is now
Fake a smile
And turn away
I must leave everything I know
Into a world
One I do not understand
Hoping to find out
Who I truly am
Letting go of their hands
|I REMEMBER Summerlin Lane
in our little white house
The feelings of security
with my siblings, you and Daddy
So attached to you, Mama
never leaving your side
Not even when my school years began
was I ready
|Buttons from the button box
Stringing them end to end
More precious in my memories
Than the most expensive gem
We didn't have much money
But I sure did win the prize
So much love around me
I could see it in her eyes
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