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I started this song in 1998, continued it in 2008, and finally was able to complete it last week... This is me naked.... just a piano and a microphone... no editing, no overdubs no pitch correction... just 9 years of vocal lessons & piano practice.
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Acoustic - Acoustic Piano
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Barry Owen Freeman
2017
May 23, 2017
MP3 4.5 MB
160 kbps bitrate
3:58 minutes
Story behind the song
It takes many seasons to raise children.... and many more to write a song about what it means to raise children... this is my story, having raised several sons and several more stepsons... This song is for all of them. I am so proud of the men you are, and are becoming....
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THE FIRST TIME I HELD YOU, WITH TEARS IN MY EYES I JUST KNEW YOU WERE HELPLESS, AND TOTALLY DEPENDENT IN THOSE FEW MOMENTS, I REALIZED YOU WERE MINE, I WHISPERED, WELCOME TO THE WORLD MY SON. I’VE HELD YOU CLOSE, THROUGH THE YEARS AND WITH MY HAND I’VE WIPED YOUR TEARS AWAY, ALWAYS PRAYING…THE LORDS HAND WOULD TOUCH YOU. I’VE WATCHED YOU LEARN, TO CLIMB AND RUN AND TRIED SO HARD TO SHAPE THE MAN TO COME ALWAYS PRAYING… THE LORDS HAND WOULD GUIDE ME. TIME HAS A WAY OF SLIPPING THROUGH OUR HANDS; THE BABE IN MY ARMS HAS GROWN TO BE A MAN… I WANT YOU TO KNOW, NO MATTER WHAT YOU BECOME… YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY SON. GROWING AND CHANGING, THE STRUGGLES WE’VE FACED AND OVERCOME NEVER DOUBT THAT I LOVE YOU SO DEEPLY, CAPTURE THIS MOMENT THE SEASONS AND YEARS WILL FLY AWAY NEVER KNOWING WHAT PATH THEY WILL LEAD YOU. TIME HAS A WAY OF SLIPPING THROUGH OUR HANDS; THE BABE IN MY ARMS HAS GROWN TO BE A MAN… I WANT YOU TO KNOW, NO MATTER WHAT YOU BECOME… YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY SON. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY SON. AT LAST I CAN TELL YOU,WITH TEARS IN MY EYES, I CAN SEE THAT YOU’VE GROWN TO BE SO INDEPENDENT IN THESE FEW MOMENT AS I REALIZE YOU’RE STILL MINE I’LL WHISPER… WELCOME TO THE WORLD MY SON.
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