Song #10: I See You Sitting There

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"A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back."

(Arthur Miller)

One Saturday afternoon I was watching my five-year-old daughter playing and realized I had never written a song for her. I grabbed my guitar and a pen and "I See You Sitting There" was written right there on the spot.

NOTE: I'm cheating a bit on my rule of writing one NEW song each week, as I wrote this piece several months ago. When I initially finished this, I shared it with a few of my close friends, but am now finally releasing it publicly since I've been on vacation for the holidays.

PLAY:

 LYRICS:

I see you sitting there

In your painted chair

You've got your dolls out

Fingers in your mouth

I see you sitting there

In your ballet tights,

it's almost time to say goodnight

 

And when I catch your eyes 

I can see that life's worthwhile

Couldn't be more proud of you

And your precious smile

 

I never knew I could fall in love

so quickly, so fiercely with someone

You are my favorite blessing from God

 

I see you dancing there

Twirling around the chairs

It nearly makes me cry

You got your mama's eyes

And your pretty face

Is lighting up the room

 

I know it's cliche to say it:

But I don't know when you got so big

Makes me want to hold on to just this moment

It too will go with the wind

 

I never knew I could fall in love

so quickly, so fiercely with someone

You are my favorite blessing from God

 

Sweetheart when you get older,

I will still remember all these times

 

I see you lying there

You got your PJs on

One foot hanging out

From that ratty old blanket you drag along

I say a prayer for you

And kiss you on the head

 

I never knew I could fall in love

so quickly, so fiercely with someone

You are my favorite blessing from God