Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tuesday Tunes - You Can Let Go

You Can Let Go - Crystal Shawanda

Wind blowin' on my face
Sidewalk flyin' beneath my bike
A five year-old's first taste
Of what freedom's really like
He was runnin' right beside me
His hand holdin' on the seat
I took a deep breath and hollered
As I headed for the street

Chorus

You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Oh, I think I'm ready
To do this on my own
(It's still) (It still feels) a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now, Daddy
You can let go

Between the two loves of my life
To one I've been a daughter
To one I soon would be a wife
When the preacher asked,
'Who gives this woman?'
Daddy's eyes filled up with tears
He kept holdin' tightly to my arm
Til I whispered in his ear

(Repeat Chorus)

The strongest man I ever knew
Wastin' away to nothin'
In that hospital room
'You know he's only hangin' on for you'
That's what the night nurse said
My voice and heart were breakin'
As I crawled up in his bed, and said

You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go now,
Daddy I can do this on my own
It's gonna be a little bit scary
But I want you to know I'll be okay now, Daddy

You can let go
You can let go

This is my current favorite song. I finally was able to hear the singer's name clear enough and catch what I figured to be the title do a google search that took me to the right place. This song is so heart-tugging. I especially struggle with it in spots because of the estrangement with my own father. Oh what to do!?

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