The Locket

Album: Wildflower (2011)
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  • Back in forty one, you met a brown-eyed boy
    Who called you pretty
    He’d walk every day, couple miles out of his way
    To hold your hand and keep you company
    Your mama said, don’t call it love at fourteen
    But sittin’ on that front porch swing

    He gave you his picture in a locket
    That you wore around your neck
    Left it right beside your heart
    So you would not forget
    The way it felt when he held your hand
    And you swore that you would never take it off
    And the butterflies you felt said it all
    You were falling for the boy inside your locket

    Back in forty three, the brown-eyed boy went overseas
    And had to leave town for a little while
    He swore he’d marry you
    As soon as the war was through
    You would be his wife
    Standing in the pouring rain
    You cried as you watched him ride away

    But everyday
    You had his picture in a locket
    That you wore around your neck
    Left it right beside your heart so you would not forget

    The way his kiss tasted on your lips
    And everyday felt like a lifetime with him gone
    And you prayed that God would bring him safely home
    ‘Cause you made a promise
    To the boy inside your locket

    Oh, sixty years you two had together
    But he’s been gone for a couple now
    And it breaks my heart to see you struggle to remember
    But I’ve been writing all your memories down
    And I stopped by today
    To read a couple pages
    Grandma, you sure look pretty
    And you smiled that smile
    The one I haven’t seen in quite a while
    And you said to me, I want you to keep

    His picture in a locket that I wore around my neck
    The one I left beside my heart so I would not forget
    The greatest love and the greatest man I’ve ever known
    But it’s gettin’ time for me to head on home
    She said, that brown-eyed boy is waiting
    And I don’t want to keep him long
    Heaven is calling
    And she said, my heart is longing
    For the boy inside your locket Writer/s: MALLARY HOPE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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