For You (Scarlett's Song)

by A.L.S.

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There's some things I gotta say right now that I'm not really sure how I'm gonna say 'em, but... I'm gonna try.

Nothing can
Surprise me like the way
That I'm surprised by how beautiful
You wake up every day.
Just like your mommy,
Honestly, it's hard to get it out.
I'm kinda choked up at the very thought of you
But when in doubt
Just take a breath, inhale -
Take a second, exhale.
An ocean of emotion
But I'm floatin, so let's set sail.
Thinking 'bout a time
Before I knew that you were mine.
I had hoped and prayed for you
But never knew that you would shine
With a brightness, that when you smile
I kinda gotta squint my eyes...
Probably cuz I'm smiling too.
Wasn't sure what I would do
When I found out that momma
Really had you in her tummy.
Kinda thought I was prepared
But then I'm feeling like a dummy
When I'm flipping through the pages
Of a book that changes weekly
And I'm searching on the internet
Every question I'm thinking,
And skimming back over
Just to reassure my notions
Since everything I thought I knew before
Now makes no sense.
But I've always known
My love'd be doublin'
From that very first
Heartbeat that I heard rumblin'
And somethin's in the rhythm
Of the way that sound grabbed me
It sounded like a song
And I found myself so happy.
I had to tell the world.
And when we heard that "it's a girl"
Elation took ahold of me,
My head started to twirl.
And I've never been the same
And now here comes the game:
We read through 50,000
Just to realize your name.


And this is the honest truth
Baby, I waited so long for you
I poured my heart out on it too
So this is my first song for you.
And when the world can't deliver what it's promised you,
I'm gonna right all the wrongs for you.
You can be anything you're wantin' to
And I'll be here all along for you.


...So when the day came,
And you didn't.
We all got a little anxious,
But I guess you weren't finished
Getting ready for the party,
Running late like your mommy.
Went to bed never thinking
It could happen even hardly
But 1:40 in the morning
Had to get the engine warming
This is it. So we split to the hospital
No warning.
And they get us to a room,
Thinking that you would be there soon
But the time just kept on ticking,
9, 10, 11, noon.
Even made it back to midnight
Without a baby in sight.
1:40 again,
And wondering is this right?
And then all of the sudden
After 25 hours
Of waiting for the moment we could
Call this daughter ours -
It was us and you,
But you were blue, wrapped up in your cord
And just as soon,
The doctor's wheeling mommy out the doors
Saying that something had happened,
And I'll spare you on the details,
But everyone believed
It'd be a while before she'd feel well.
And I'm left so confused
Because they're trying to help you.
And I can't help either of ya
What's a new daddy to do?
Praise the Lord, you were okay.
And so it's just the two of us.
First to hold you close.
And I'm the first you ever knew of us.
But mommy made it back to hold you,
And I think that you should know
That if she had a choice
I really doubt she'd ever let you go.
And she acts like nothing happened.
When my world was pretty hard hit.
But finally a family -
Mommy, daddy, and Scarlett.


And this is the honest truth
Baby, I waited so long for you
I poured my heart out on it too
So this is my first song for you.
And when the world can't deliver what it's promised you,
I'm gonna right all the wrongs for you.
You can be anything you're wantin' to
And I'll be here all along for you.


...And everbody
Loves your name.
And tells me how gorgeous you are
And I feel the same.
So I'm kinda overdoing
All the photos that I'm posting.
Told myself I'd never be that dad
On Facebook imposing
My kid's pictures on the public,
But I think my friends would love it.
And I'm sending out the emails
Proud parent in the subject.
And the topic of discussion
Always turns to what you're doing.
And I'm taking pics of how we hang out
Just me you and
I swear that when you laugh
You send that joy right back.
And when I try to beatbox
It's funny how you like that.
I can't even explain
How much it pains me when you cry...
When I can't figure out
How to keep the tears out of your eyes.
...I wish that you could tell me
What's been hurting you.
I love you more than life,
Would make it right with just a word or two
But we always get through it -
There's a smile on the other side.
I hope that's a reflection
Of exactly how you'e love in life.
Always see a bright side,
There's no reason for not lovin' life.
You'll always be our baby
Me and mommy, always husband/wife.
Always be my pride and joy,
Always daddy's little girl,
Always be a princess,
Always diamonds, always pearls,
Always nice - sugar, spice,
Always Momma's little chickadee,
Always feel the love and
Always share the love you get from me,
Always use your gifts,
Always respectful and caring too.
Always love the Lord,
I promise we'll always be there for you.



And this is the honest truth
Baby, I waited so long for you
I poured my heart out on it too
So this is my first song for you.
And when the world can't deliver what it's promised you,
I'm gonna right all the wrongs for you.
Scarlett, you can be anything you're wantin' to
And I'll be here all along for you.


I don't really care what people think of this song, you know?
It's not for them.
This one's for you.
I love you baby.



©2011 Like Animals Publishing

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released August 29, 2011
Beat produced by Vincent "Vince P" Phathanak
©2011 A.L.S.

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