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  1. Without You

From the album Lovin' (2011)

Maternal Lovin'

Lyrics

Without You (maternal lovin’)

Days up and the night’s been long, the moon had risen full.
Child danced in a tight cocoon its life so soon to rule.
Who would think a world would change with only one small step.
But here we are, so far, a woman with this star,
and I say “Oh how it feels. Let it go, release it.”
I say “Oh how I reel!” Flowing in a wave of come what may.
I sway. I’ve waited for this day.
Mother, child embrace, father close at hand, a family unit, human race.
Welcome child to this special world.

Without you there’d be no me.
Without me I would not see the beauty.
It is you the one that I see.

Days up and the nights been short, the babe has grown up tall.
Stayed up on her first big date, but ended with a fall.
How could he of been so cruel and left her for some girl.
She’s all alone with a phone so she can call back home.
And I say “Oh how it feels. Let it go, release it.”
She says “Oh how I reel!” Flowing in a wave of “I’m okay.”
But prays home is on its way.
A warm and gentle voice will greet her.
Arms will always meet her.
You are mine and I will help you through the pain.

Without you there’d be no me.
Without me I would not see the beauty.
It is you the one that I see.

Child of mine. Child of heart.
In our bond we’ll never part.
Dancing with this merry lark.
Dancing with this child of mine.

Years pass and the morning comes for bird to leave its nest.
School’s done and her life’s begun in ways that she feels best.
How I guided with my heart so that she would be strong to face this world,
this girl, who leaves me in a whirl.
She says “Oh, how it feels. Let me go, release me.”
I say “Oh how I reel!” Flowing in a wave of bitter sweet,
I reap, in memories that I keep.
She says “Oh how I thank you, I gotta go, a bus to get to,
but these words are what I want to leave with you.”

“Without you there’d be no me.
Without me I would not see the beauty.
It is you the one that I see.”

Music & Lyrics Copyright 2011, Beth Portman. All rights reserved.