Friday, September 5, 2008

"There Goes My Life"


Kenny....you've said it all. Most of you are probably familiar with this song...it's one of my favorites. I took the liberty of changing up a few of the lyrics...Kelli Perkin's "Shoe Shopping Blues" style. Obviously, I made a plan to have children young, with the exception of 1, all of our pregnancies have been planned. Still, things had to be sacrificed in order to that. There have been times when it's been challenging to be a 25 year old living a 40 year old life. But still, I never could have anticipated how quickly this would all go by and how much I would miss every second of the last 5 years. Need less to say, the start of Kindergarten has been a HUGE adjustment for me. Gavin loves it and I'm happy for that but seriously, this growing up thing has GOT to stop. Kenny says it better...so I'll let him do the talking (with a little help from me of course..to keep the story real).


All she could think about was I'm too young for this.
Got my whole life ahead.
Wow I'm just a kid myself.
How'm I gonna raise one.

All she could see were her dreams goin' up in smoke.
So much for graduating and showing horses on the coast.
Oh well, those plans are long gone.

[Chorus:]
And she said,
There goes my life.
There goes my future, my everything.
Might as well kiss it all good-bye.
There goes my life.......

A couple years of up all night and a few thousand diapers later.
That sacrifice she thought she made covers up the refrigerator.
Oh yeah..........she loves that little boy.

Daddy's waiting to tuck him in,
As he fumbles up those stairs.
He smiles back at her dragging that "Boog" bear.
Sleep tight, blue eyes and dimples too.

[Chorus:]
She smiles.....
There goes my life.
There goes my future, my everything.
I love you, mommy good-night.
There goes my life.

He had that backpack loaded down.
With folder, snack and 15 pencils and his lunch box too.
She tied his shoes and kissed his cheek, said you're good to go.
He hugged them both and headed off to the School Bus.

[Chorus:]
And she cried,
There goes my life.
There goes my future, my everything.
I love you.
Baby good-bye.

There goes my life.
There goes my life.
Baby good-bye.

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

That is one of my favorite songs. *sigh* Let me know if you find a way to make them stop growing. Aubrey turns 4 in less than a month, and as I watch Gavin I see what I have to think about next year....

Kelli @ "Writing" the Waves said...

Now I am crying...I can't even type.

Terri said...

Aww that is so sweet Jenny!

Maddy said...

ok you guys are DEFINITELY the exception. You aren't in the endless journey of medical school, eventually going to be in hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt because of 4 years of school. I was mistaken... we love you!!! THank you again for having us over, we really had a really fun time!