Letting You Go

  • Wasn't I brushing the hair from your face
    Wasn't I just drying your tears and singing you sweet dreams at night
    Seems like it was just yesterday
    Suddenly you're seventeen
    And it's just eighteen months till goodbye

    I'd rather deny it
    And God knows I've tried
    I could keep you here at home
    But I know

    Loving you is holding you
    And lifting you up
    And planting the seeds and then watching you grow
    And even though it's hard to do
    It's letting you fall
    And giving you wings so you fly on your own
    'Cause part of loving you is letting you go

    All of your life I've prepared you to leave
    Now that little boys all grown up
    And it's too late for changing your mind
    Nobody ever warned me that the years go too fast
    And there's just no pressing rewind

    'Cause time is a liar
    Wish I could set the clock on fire
    Turn it back to yesterday
    But it just keeps ticking away

    Loving you is holding you
    And lifting you up
    And planting the seeds and then watching you grow
    And even though it's hard to do
    It's letting you fall
    And giving you wings so you fly on your own
    'Cause part of loving you is letting you go
    No matter how I wanna make you stay
    You were also born to fly away

    Loving you is holding you
    And lifting you up
    And planting the seeds and then watching you grow
    And even though it's hard to do
    It's letting you fall
    And giving you wings so you fly on your own
    'Cause part of loving you is letting you go
    Letting you go

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