Every Other Weekend

Album: Reba Duets (2007)
  • Every other Friday
    It's toys and clothes in backpacks
    Is everybody in okay?
    Let's go see dad
    Same time in the same spot
    Corner of the same old parking lot
    Half the hugs and kisses there are always sad
    We trade a couple words and looks
    And kids again
    Every other weekend

    Every other weekend
    Very few exceptions
    I pick up the love we made in both my arms
    It's movies on the sofa
    Grilled cheese and cut the crust off
    But that's not the way mom makes it, Daddy breaks my heart
    I miss everything we used to have with her again
    Every other weekend

    I can't tell her I love her
    I can't tell him I love him
    Cause there's too many questions and ears in the car
    So, I don't tell him I miss him
    I don't tell her I need her
    She's over me that's where we are
    He's over me that's where we are
    We're as close as we might ever be again
    Every other weekend

    Every other Saturday
    First thing in the morning
    I turn the TV on to make the quiet go away
    I know why but I don't know why
    We ever let this happen
    Fallin' for forever was a big mistake
    There's so much not to do and all day not do it in
    Every other weekend

    Every other Sunday
    I empty out my backseat
    While my children hug their mother in the parking lot
    We don't touch, we don't talk much
    Maybe goodbye to each other
    As she drives away with every piece of heart I've got
    I re-convince myself we did the right thing
    Every other weekend

    I can't tell her I love her
    I can't tell him I love him
    Cause there's too many questions and ears in the car
    So, I don't tell him I miss him
    I don't tell her I need her
    She's over me that's where we are
    He's over me that's where we are
    We're as close as we might ever be again
    Every other weekend

    Yeah, for fifteen minutes, we're a family again
    God I wish that he was still with me again
    Every other weekend Writer/s: CONNIE HARRINGTON, CONNIE RAE HARRINGTON, SKIP EWING
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., SUSSMAN & ASSOCIATES
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Comments: 3

  • Christine Angela Campos from Evanston IllinoisI thought that the couple in the video was V man and Cheyenne from the show.
    I love them together on anything
  • Skyforme from Va;;ey Center, CaVery sad to have to put your kids thru this. I see my brother and his Ex go thru this all the time. Their weekends are RULED by these visits....
  • Cory from Olds, AbOh this song, and especially the music video makes me want to cry every time i hear/see it. the fact it's van and cheyenne makes it even more heart wrenching i think cuz i loved them as a couple on the show!
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