Just Another Birthday

Album: Come to The Well (2011)
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  • Sixteen finds me
    Blowing out candles and making wishes
    And all around me
    Is everyone but the one I'm wishing for
    And he sent me flowers
    And gift-wrapped excuses
    From a daddy whose daughter
    Wants to see him again

    And I know, I know
    It's just another birthday
    But I guess I thought
    This would be the one
    When he would call me, see me
    Hold me and free me
    But it's just another birthday

    And I'll be fine
    I'll be fine

    Nineteen finds me
    And I'm wild-eyed and wide open
    I gave myself away to love
    But backseat promises fade like a mist
    I'm screaming at the midnight air
    Everyone hears me but I don't care
    My heart's clenched just like a fist
    'Cause, people, I didn't ask for any of this

    And I know, I know
    It's just another birthday
    But I guess I thought
    This would be the one
    When he would call me, see me
    Hold me and free me
    But it's just another birthday
    And I'm not fine
    I'm not fine

    In the company of strangers
    In a cold and sterile room
    All alone with a child inside me
    And I don't know what to do
    Jesus, can You hear me
    Come and heal my brokenness
    Put the pieces back together
    And be a Father to the fatherless

    A Father to the fatherless

    Twenty-one finds me
    Blowing out candles and making wishes
    And all around me
    My barefoot princess twirls and sings
    It's so amazing
    Looking back at all God's brought us through
    You are my happy birthday
    And you were born to break the chains

    Now I know, I know
    It's not just another birthday
    'Cause I'm here, she's here
    And look how far we've come
    Since you've called me, saw me
    Held me and freed me
    Thank you, Lord, for another birthday
    And we'll be fine
    We'll be fine Writer/s: John Mark Hall, Tom Douglas
    Publisher: Capitol CMG Publishing, ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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