"When you came into this world it was I who you would greet.
With your blue eyes staring at me looking oh so sweet.
In your first few moments I held you and I knew
That children are a blessing, now this I know is true.
I often watched you resting in your little baby sleep.
And would rock you oh so gently if you were to weep.
You were called my little princess and you still are to this day
If ever I'm asked to help you I would gladly say okay.
So now my little princess you know just what to do
Always be kind to others and to thy self be true.
Life will have its highs and lows and sometimes seem unfair
But think of me, your Daddy, I love you and I care.
Somehow nature finds a way to prepare us for what’s ahead
Like the caterpillar in the tree that weaves its tiny thread
No one knows just what shape or form its beauty holds
But as it grows inside its shell that beauty soon unfolds
You are like that butterfly that’s been some growing pains
When it was young its wings were soft but they withstood the rain
You soon will find your own wings but remember to beware
Just like the little butterfly, they will be your only pair.
If I could touch and feel your face or place your hand in mine
A love could grow and fill the space from now to the end of time
And if I could write the sweetest words, I would like to say to you
The love that burns inside me now, is burning just for you
And if I could turn back time again to the first time I would see
Your smiling face and flowing hair, so lovely just for me
I would greet you with a kiss again and take your hand to hold
And start again our story, and watch as it unfolds
I was thinking that you & I could spend some time here together
We could turn the page, and watch the sun go down
We can count the stars at night its alright if it takes forever
Cause you know that here, the stars can touch the ground
It’s the same on any dusty range in Texas
People come and fall in love here every night
And I thank God that you and I are here together,
Beneath the stars, looking up into that big ol’ Texas Sky
Now the frost settles all around, campfire softly burning
We say goodnight and spread a blanket out on the ground
And I think to myself how this old world just keeps on turning
But here tonight I’ve got Texas all around
I’ve been living my life like a freight train headed for hell
One foot in my coffin the other I’ve landed in jail
My life’s been a prison for the bad things I’ve had to pay
When you took my hand I swore I would start liven’ today
I’ve hung up my spurs you could say I’ve changed my ways
My eyes are now opened Im even learning to pray
You showed my theres more than that same ole heartache & pain
Now that life is over and Im riding on a new train
Im riding a new train and Im feeling no pain at all
This mountain Im climbing now doesn’t seem so tall
Now Im crowding 40 at least now Im on the right track
My past is behind me I know Ill never go back
Yeah that life is over and Im getting on a new train