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Do You Take This Woman
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A song about letting go.
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#853 in subgenre today Peak #1
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Peak #6
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2005, Den Hollinden (ASCAP.) All rights reserved.
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October 29, 2005
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MP3 3.8 MB, 128 kbps, 4:07
Story behind the song
This one's personal, and I'm proud to have been given the opportunity to write it and especially to sing it when I did. There are just some prizes in this business that a Grammy, CMA award or anything else like that will never be able to equal. It reminded me why I do what I do better than any of those other things ever could.
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See the monkey in the mirror? Your mama's brushin' her long blonde hair. You answer with a giggle-- "Hey, that's ME in there!" When you whisper, "Daddy, am I pretty?" I go runnin' back to you somewhere. There with your Mom that April day We thought you'd come to us to stay. When the doctor held you up, you were really somethin'-- The shinin' star on our new tree Who made us a real family, Everything to two people with lots of nothin'. You'll always be The prettiest thing I've ever seen. (Chorus) Fast-forward to a church Where a priest reads from a holy book To a man who's nervous but still smilin'. Me, I'm standin' here thinkin' back to the time I was your daddy and you were only mine. They say some things never change, While others 'll never be the same. Every time I close my eyes I'm starin' straight at the very best part of my life; Do I close 'em to see you...or not to see you walkin' away. Hurry, Daddy, Come and see! My first report card...Are you proud of me? I'm sailin' back once more in history. You were monkey see/monkey do Dad, I wanna grow up to be just like you. Daughter, if you only knew, You might change your tune. You went from ABC and 123 To Catholic and BAE. Now you're a monkey with a masters degree. How could I not be proud? (Chorus) Fast-forward to a church Where a priest reads from a holy book To a man who's nervous but still smilin'. He says, "Do you take this woman?" I say, "That's my baby girl! I've had her and held her Since she was diapers and curls. Do you promise to love her Eternally? (Before you take this woman away from me.) See the monkey in the mirror? Your mama's brushin' her long blonde hair To get you ready for your wedding; Somebody's waitin' for you out there.
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