David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 2

Album
Name of Song: Wathcing them grow up

Mesmerizing loveliness,
Charming smiles and laughs,
How could someone be so cute,
Remembering photographs.

They reach for things like we did,
Trying to make their way,
Hoping to communicate
What they’re really trying to say.

Chorus
We listen, we learn, remember,
We hope, we pray, we try,
Watching them grow up in size,
As they learn and ask “but why”.
______

Remembering days when I was young,
Can you recall those days,
I recall some very active moves,
Where nothing seemed to faze.

I always wanted to grow up fast,
Be older than I was,
And then when I attained that age,
Felt younger was more fun.

Chorus
We listen, we learn, remember,
We hope, we pray, we try,
Watching them grow up in size,
As they learn and ask “but why”.
______

But now I find as I grow old,
My joints so worn and sore,
Then I remembered my parents life
Moving slowly across the floor.

Watching them grow up is fun,
As you watch yourself grow old,
Bodies change a spirit’s life,
They change the way we roll.

Be fine if I was just a body,
No conflict as I grow old,
But that’s the lie I tell myself
So I have a solid hold.

Chorus
We listen, we learn, remember,
We hope, we pray, we try,
Watching them grow up in size,
As they learn and ask “but why”.
______

Mesmerizing loveliness,
Charming smiles and laughs,
How could someone be so cute,
Remembering photographs.

They reach for things like we did,
Trying to make their way,
Hoping to communicate
What they’re really trying to say.

Chorus
We listen, we learn, remember,
We hope, we pray, we try,
Watching them grow up in size,
As they learn and ask “but why”.
______

Remembering days when I was young,
Can you recall those days,
I recall some very active moves,
Where nothing seemed to faze.

I always wanted to grow up fast,
Be older than I was,
And then when I attained that age,
Felt younger was more fun.

Chorus
We listen, we learn, remember,
We hope, we pray, we try,
Watching them grow up in size,
As they learn and ask “but why”.
______

But now I find as I grow old,
My joints so worn and sore,
Then I remembered my parents life
Moving slowly across the floor.

Watching them grow up is fun,
As you watch yourself grow old,
Bodies change a spirit’s life,
They change the way we roll.

Be fine if I was just a body,
No conflict as I grow old,
But that’s the lie I tell myself
So I have a solid hold.
_______

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