Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bit #13: Lessons in Lyrics~It Won't Be Like This For Long

Little Life Lesson and Bit of Grace 13: Take time to enjoy even the smallest things as "It Won't Be Like This For Long"
We all know how powerful music is and there are fantastic life lessons found in music lyrics. Each Wednesday, we feature a song's lyrics that express a life lesson we want to share. Have a suggestion for a song that has a special meaning or life lesson you think should be shared, please email us.
I love Hootie and the Blowfish. I grew up in Columbia, SC where they started and it during those teenage years that I could so "relate" to their songs. Now, Darius Rucker has started a new journey and has a fantastic song, "It Won't Be Like This For Long."
This song touches on those precious moments with your children and how quickly they pass. This is so true. I have really tried to make a conscious effort to enjoy my children, but already have a hard time wrapping my head around how quickly they are growing.
This song also relates to everything in life...time really does fly. We all should take a deep breath and take some time to enjoy those small, but precious moments in our life. Here are the lyrics:
He didnt have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Lay'n there in bed listenin'
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK
It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laughin'
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It wont be like this for long
Four years later 'bout four thirty
She's crawling in there bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now dont you worry
This will only last a week or two
It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll drop her off
And she wont even know your gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It wont be like this for long
One day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times you'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she up and cryin'
And the truth is that he dont mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watchin' her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows
It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He's tryin' to hold on
It wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long


  1. This song makes me bawl every. single. time. i hear it. It's such a good message though! A great reminder!

  2. I love this song too. It is so pretty and has a nice message.

  3. The lyrics are so powerful...


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