Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #6-Song Lyrics

13 Songs That Make Me Cry
(Artists' name, song title and the lyrics that bring on the tears)

1. Jeff Carson-Real Life

"By your side, scared to death
Felt the pain, you were fighting
Placed my palm on your head
Spoke your name, just keep trying.
Then you closed your eyes and took one last breath
When it was over you looked up
Laid our baby across your breast
And I never was the same again
From that moment on
Real life began"

2. Kenny Chesney-Don't Blink

"Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap
And you wake up and you're twenty-five
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growin' like mine did
Turnin' into moms and dads
Next thing you know
Your better half of fifty years is there in bed
And you're prayin' God takes you instead
Trust me friend
A hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink"

3. Melissa Etheridge-I Run For Life

"It's been years since they told her about it
The darkness her body possessed
And the scars are still there in the mirror
Everyday that she gets herself dressed
Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
And the fear is now a docile beast
If you ask her why she is still running
She'll tell you it makes her complete
I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth
For all that is real
I run for your mother your sister your wife
I run for you and me my friend I run for life
It's a blur since they told me about it
How the darkness had taken its toll
And they cut into my skin and they cut into my body
But they will never get a piece of my soul
And now I'm still learning the lesson
To waken when I hear the call
And if you ask me why I am still running
I'll tell you I run for us all"

4. Tim McGraw-Live Like You Were Dying

"I went skydiving, I went rocky mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying
And he said someday I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dyin'
Like tomorrow was a gift
And you got eternity to think about what you do with it
What should you do with it
What can I do with it
What would I do with it"

5. Jamie O'Neal-Somebody's Hero

"She's never pulled anyone from a burning building
She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans,
screaming out her name
She's never hit a shot to win the game
She's never left her footprints on the moon
She's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world,
No, she's just your everyday average girl (but)
She's somebody's hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero ."

6. Alabama-Christmas Shoes

"Sir, I wanna buy these shoes
For my mama, please
It's Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir? Daddy says there's not much time
You see, she's been sick for quite a while
And I, know these shoes will make her smile
And I, want her to look beautiful
If mama meets Jesus tonight."

7. Bob Carlisle-Butterfly Kisses

"There's two things I know for sure
She was sent here from heaven, and she's Daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
Shee talks to Jesus and I close my eyes
And I thank God for all of the joy in my life, oh but most of all...
For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
Walk beside the pony Daddy, it's my first ride
I know the cake looks funny Daddy, but I sure tried
Oh with all that I've done wrong, I must of done something right
To deserve a hug every morning, and butterfly kisses at night."

8.Heartland-I Loved Her First

"How could that beautiful woman with you
be the same freckle-faced kid that i knew?
The one that i read all those fairy tales to
And tucked into bed all those nights
And i knew the first time i saw you with her,
it was only a matter of time
I loved her first I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a Father runs deep
And i prayed that she'd find you some day
But it's still hard to give her away
I loved her first."

9.Kenny Chesney-The Good Stuff

"He grabbed a carton of milk and he poured a glass
And I smiled and said I'll have some of that
We sat there and talked as an hour passed like old friends
Saw a black and white picture and he caught my stare
It was a pretty girl with mufont hair
He said that's my Bonnie, taken about a year after we wed
He said I spent five years in the bottle when the cancer took her from me
But I've been sober three years now
'Cause the one thing stronger than the whiskey
Was the sight of her holdin' my baby girl
The way she adored that string of pearls
I gave her the day that our youngest boy Earl
married his high school love
It's a new t-shirt sayin' I'm a grandpa
Bein' right there as our time got small
And holdin' her hand when The Good Lord called her up
Yeah man, that's the good stuff "

. Tim McGraw-My Little Girl

"Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand.
But I won't say "yes" to him unless I know, he's the half
that makes you whole, he has a poet's soul,
and the heart of a man's man.
I know he'll say that he's in love. But between you and me.
He won't be good enough!
You're beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road
that'll lead you home again.Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl."

11. Rascal Flatts-My Wish

"I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
all the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
and you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
and always give more than you take.
But More than anything, yeah, more than anything...
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish. "

12. Tim McGraw-I'm Already Home

"If you're reading this halfway around the world
I won't be there to see the birth of our little girl
I hope she looks like you, I hope she fights like me
And stands up for the innocent and the weak
I'm layin down my gun and hanging up my boots
Tell dad I don't regret that I followed in his shoes
So lay me down, In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul, is where my mama always prayed that it would go
And if you're reading this I'm already home"

13. My Children Singing-I Am A Child of God

"I am a child of God,
And he has sent me here,
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
o live with Him someday.
I am a child of God,
And so my needs are great;
Help me to understand his words
Before it grows too late.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday."

Thursday Thirteen


Chelle Y. said...

#6 makes me cry too!

Morgan Leigh said...

Oh, gosh. I've got tears in my eyes.

Yen said...

Yup, nice ones! I have some of your lists too..makes me tear eyed! :(

Mines up here;
Thursday Thirteen

Happy TT!

WorksForMom said...

That last Tim McGraw song (I'm already home) is a total tear jerker. It actually put a lump in my throat the first time I heard it!

FRIGGA said...

I like country music too (but shhhh, that'll be our little secret) ;-)
Happy TT13 :P

mines up at

Candygirlflies said...

Oh, I'm a HUGE country music fan... We have a lot of the same favourites!!

xo CGF

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Very sappy. And, I do love me some sap.

Nicholas said...

I don't know any of those but thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

the christmas shoes song!! Everyone cries at that!!

Kate Davies said...

:: sniff ::

Thanks for the great list!

The one that always gets to me is "Remember When" by Alan Jackson.

Damozel said...

Not only do I not know the songs; I don't even know the singers. T13 does sometimes make me feel a bit old and out of the loop...But they are great lyrics!

Samantha_K said...

Ok, so now I'm tearing up.
The song that gets me is "Holes in the Floor of Heaven", I forget who sings it.

Kelly said...

awww... this post makes me want to cry!

What is it with country songs?!

Crysm said...

Beautiful just beautiful. You always do the best TT.

Pam said...

Great songs! Thanks for sharing!!

karen said...

i only know a few but i love them too- will look for the others. i love finding good new music!

Sniz said...

Butterfly kisses makes me cry every time I hear it!

Nancy Brown said...

Love it.. I can't wait to hear TY sing the last one. I like all the country ones to.. Heartland rocks!!!

Melanie said...

Those are some great songs!! Most of them make me tear up too!

Regina said...

I know this is a little late but I have some extra time on my hands tonight...
Anyway, thank you so much, my children and I love the Christmas shoes but we never knew who sang it! so sad yet beautiful!
Thank you!