Wednesday, August 6, 2008

lyrics of a song I once wrote for my daughter

My daughter, in a journal entry, asked me to post the lyrics to a certain song.

She was about eight years old, and I was in the song-writing phase of my life, when she asked the question, "Mom, do wishing wells really work?"

I normally don't post lyrics to songs I've written over the years because people tend to see them as poems, not songs.  But I'll make an exception this time.  (Since I did actually have a publisher back then, this one is copyrighted.)

                                            WISHES

My little girl came to me;

She smiled at me and then
Said, "Mom, does a wishing well really work
When you throw a penny in?"
I started to say, "No, my dear,
These things are just pretend.
You get only what you work for;
That's what matters, in the end."

And then I looked around me
At the things that I hold dear.
I counted all my blessings
As I held back a tear,
For I never worked for all the things
That mean the world to me.
I just hoped and dreamed and wished on stars,
That's how it all came to be.

Yes, I wished for your daddy, girl,
Before we'd ever met.
I wished on stars and rainbows,
And I cannot forget
How I wished for you when you were just
A gleam in your daddy's eye...
Yes, Darling, wishes do come true,
Keep wishing till you die.


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14 comments:

marainey1 said...

That was beautiful!  I'm glad your daughter had you put in your journal for us all to see.  'On Ya' - ma

ickivic said...

Oh Donna, that is beautiful, brought a tear to my eye.  I wish I could hear you sing it.  Vicki

mutualaide said...

That's beautiful Mosie and something we should all remember ... all of our lives.  Maybe you'd just consider video of it for us?  Maybe?

suzypwr said...

Those are lovely lyrics for a song!

ryanagi said...

That is so sweet!

bojgill4375 said...

Beautiful words, would like to hear it. lol We all have many blessings that we take for granted everyday. Have a blessed week. Janie

exptmircle said...

Sweet lyrics. I can see you in my mind's eye singing them to her.  

lanurseprn said...

I LOVE this! I sure wish you'd video yourself playing your guitar singing it. Would love to see that.
Pam

gen0507 said...

That is beautiful!!!!

Hollie

countrylady4071 said...

Donna, that was beautiful.  Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Pat

plieck30 said...

Very pretty Mosie. Paula

helmswondermom said...

That is really beautiful, and I'd love to hear the melody too.  (Love to hear you sing it!)
Lori

peaceofheart2u said...

beautifully true !

fowfies said...

Oh that is just so nice. :) I love it. Kelly