When You're Ready

Album: Local Honey (2020)
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  • In this life there will be trouble, but you shall overcome.
    They'll hurt you in your heartstrings, they'll leave you in the dust.
    But you do just like I told you, stand strong and hold your own.
    A soft answer quiets wrath, a gentle whisper breaks a bone.

    I can't tell you who to love.
    I don't know who that might be.
    I hope they cheer you up like crazy, sweep you right up off your feet.
    Though I don't want you to grow up,
    Cause I don't want you to leave.
    When you're ready to choose someone,
    Make sure they love you half as much as me.

    In the night there will be darkness, but your light is bright enough.
    There'll be lovers sometimes leaving, and lovers you'll stand up.
    But you do just like I told you, keep your heart above all things.
    It's a wicked world, my lovely, but you don't have to let it in.

    I can't tell you who to love.
    I don't know who that might be.
    I hope they cheer you up like crazy, sweep you right up off your feet.
    Though I don't want you to grow up,
    Cause I don't want you to leave.
    When you're ready to choose someone,
    Make sure they love you half as much as me.

    So for now I'll be your audience applause.
    For now I'll leave the night light on.
    I know the time is flying, so much has already flown.
    And I'm watching you just color.
    Yeah, I'm watching you just color,
    with your brand new pajamas on.

    I can't tell you who to love.
    I don't know who that might be.
    I hope they cheer you up like crazy, sweep you right up off your feet.
    Though I don't want you to grow up,
    Cause I don't want you to leave.
    when you're ready to choose someone,
    Make sure they love you half as much as me.

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