Elephant Ears

Album: Sara Smile (2009)
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  • She was 9 years old goin' on grown,
    Shuffled around from home to home,
    And no matter what, wherever she went,
    She carried with her a stuffed elephant.
    And her new family knew she was afraid to say I love you
    'Cause she thought she'd have to move away again someday
    So she clutched her little friend as they tucked her in, and then
    Said it'll be okay, all you have to say is elephant ears

    Elephant ears, that'll be our code,
    When you can't say I love you, but you want someone to know,
    Sometimes it's what you see, and not just what you hear.
    So all you have to say is elephant ears.

    But they loved that girl like she were their child,
    A sad little face became a big smile
    And years passed by, while they turned to grey
    She took care of them 'til they passed away
    And in their home sweet home, she wondered all alone
    Where memories lined the halls from wall to wall.
    And in their old bedroom, her elephant heirloom
    Was sitting on the shelf, and she said to herself.


    She stared at their photograph reminiscing all the years
    Then catches her reflection, and her eyes fill up with tears
    Oh she cried until she laughed and when she realized instead
    That her lips were forming the words I love you, when she said,

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