Kevin Savino​-​Riker - My Daughter

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On a bright winter day
I awoke next to Molly as I heard her say
"Thank the heavens above, are you ready, my love?
The baby's on her way."

As I wiped the sleep from my eye
I turned to my Molly and I realized
That the love of my life, my beautiful wife
Was far more ready than I

On the day my daughter came into the world

Could you trade one life for another?
A husband and wife, now father and mother
Would I be prepared? I was terribly scared
On the day my daughter came into the world

As we raced out the door
My arms around Molly, I hugged her once more
To the doctor we went, and I learned what it meant
To be nervous like never before

Could you trade one life for another?
Would I be a good enough man for my child and my lover?
A responsibility, it had fallen to me
On the day my daughter came into the world

The next thing happened so fast
I heard cries from my Molly as the nurse ran past
Though the room became quiet, they wouldn't let me inside it
But then the doctor came out at last

As soon as I saw him I knew
Something happened to Molly, and she might not pull through
and the chances were slight that they could both be alright
Then he asked what I wanted to do

Could you trade one life for another?

I faced a choice no one should, that stayed with me for good
On the day my daughter came into the world

I can't believe how quickly she's grown
All her friends have mommies that treat her like their own
But someday she'll be old enough to ask me
About her mommy, my Molly, that she's never known

Will she see me cry
Or will she read blame in my eye
Or will I find a way to make it okay
And have the strength to tell her who died

On the day our daughter came into the world

For a moment we were a family of three
On a bright winter's day

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from SpinTunes #1: Round 3, released July 28, 2010
Kevin Savino-Riker
Sidney Robert Brown - fiddle

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