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Lyrics

On the Night You Were Born

Words and Music by Wolff Bowden © 2007 ASCAP



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Your father ran out through the hospital doors

and he started to shout, I’ve got me a boy.

Your mother lay vanquished and smiling and sore.

You were too young to thank her

on the night you were born.



Through night blooming Cactus your grandmother came

and said that the angels put your soul in a frame.

And while logs in the fire crackled and roared

the world thought of lions

on the night you were born.



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Deep in the ocean, two whales sang a song.

Some say that you heard them, that you hummed along.

You opened your eyes and you stared at the door

but you were tired of swimming

on the night you were born.



Your grandpa in Georgia saddled his horse

and rode down to Valdosta where whiskey was poured.

Snow fell like secrets that had never been told

and you learned to keep them

on the night you were born.



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The windows were open in your nursery.

The treefrogs were singing while you fell asleep.

The people were sleeping but the animals roamed

and you dreamt you were with them

on the night you were born.



Your parents went down to the lake late that night.

The water was silver, the wind was alive.

It lifted their voices and turned them to song

and the stars were all smiling

on the night you were born.



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