While I Was Away

  • By the time I made it home, you were already in bed
    Chubby cheek pressed to your a pillow by a bedtime book you read
    And I noticed you looked older than you did yesterday
    You've been growing up while I was away

    You made a pile of leaves in the front yard, I guess it's already fall
    By the look of those pictures your mama took, the two of you had a ball
    And It made me glad but a little sad to see those games you played
    I missed a lot of smiles while I was away

    And for every dollar I earn there's a lesson you learn without me there
    And every day I'm on the go, I'm praying that you know your daddy cared
    'Cause the hardest part about working hard ain't about the bills I gotta pay
    It's you growing up while I was away

    And I found your note in the kitchen, it's a real work of art
    A stick man holding your stick hand with "Daddy" written in a heart
    And it got me good cause I've understood what you meant to say
    You've been missing me too while I was away

    And for every dollar I earn there's a lesson you learn without me there
    And every day I'm on the go, I'm praying that you know your daddy cared
    'Cause the hardest part about working hard ain't about the bills I gotta pay
    It's you growing up while I was away

    You know the hardest part about working hard ain't the bills I gotta pay
    It's everything I missed while I was away Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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