Steve Durand - Her Mother's Eyes

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I wasn't sure how I should feel
When they brought my baby girl to me
She seemed so helpless and so small

A tiny bundle lying there
The answer to our hopes and prayers
A miracle that she was here at all

She seemed almost weightless
As I took her in my arms
The blessing we had waited for so long

I guess I shouldn't be surprised
To see she has her mother's eyes
The family resemblance is so strong

Her mother did her very best
To prepare for our precious guest
Anticipating it would be worthwhile

Learned nursery rhymes and lullabies
Adorned the crib with butterflies
Read every book on how to raise a child

Now it seems so surreal
That just a few short hours ago
I sat and held her hand in mine

And as her life's blood ebbed away
The final words she had to say
Were "promise me you'll raise our daughter well"

Now she and I are going home
Without the mother that she'll never know
One who loved her more than life itself

And though I'm now a single dad
I'm reminded of what I once had
When I see she has her mother's eyes


from SpinTunes #1: Round 3, released July 28, 2010
Steve Durand




Spintown Middletown, Ohio

I run a songwriting contest called SpinTunes. Most of the material hosted on this account is a result of that contest. You can follow the contest on Twitter (@SpinTunes) or my personal account (@Spintown).

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