Oct 18, 2010

Country Music Monday - It Won't Be Like This For Long

I'm so excited about the Brad Paisley concert coming up that I can hardly wait. I'm also super excited to see Darius Rucker too.

I know there are folks out there that aren't country music fans and all I can say is, What's wrong with you!?"

Seriously though, I love country music for the lyrics. I love the way music can take you back to a specific place in time and you feel like you're right back in that moment. I have so many songs that do this.

Take, for example, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's, "It's your love," this is the first song that the husband and I ever danced to. We were in 9th grade and he had a crush on me, I had a crush on another boy, and we both went to the formal solo. I will always remember it was the last song that played that night and Eric asked me to dance. It was also the only song we danced to.

Anyway, there are already songs that I know will take me back to special moments with my baby girl. One that always makes me cry is, Darius Rucker's, "It won't be like this for long."

Watch the video.

But here are the lyrics if you don't.
He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Layin’ 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 won’t be like this for long

One day we'll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home

This phase is gonna fly by

So baby just hold on
‘Cause it won't be like this for long

Four years later ‘bout 4:30
She's crawling in their 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 don't you worry
This’ll only last a week or two

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon you'll drop her off
And she won’t even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It won’t be like this for long

Some day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times he'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she's up and cryin’
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers

He lays down there beside her
‘Til her eyes are finally closed
And just watchin’ her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It won’t 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
So, he's tryin’ to hold on

‘Cause it won’t be like this for long

It won’t be like this for long

It won’t be like this for long

I'm crying now. What songs do you like?


  1. Aww! That almost made me want to cry and I'm not a parent!

  2. What a great post and a great song. Can't understand why anyone couldn't love Country Music with songs like that. Hope you all have a good time at the concert, sounds like a good one.

  3. I just found your blog from your sister's blog and this post just made me cry. It really does fly by. I love seeing pictures of your beautiful P.


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