ONLY FOREVER 

I waited for you 

I waited for you a long time 

Stood outside the schoolyard 

swings twisting in the wind 

I prayed for you 

I prayed for you a long time 

To chase you in the park 

Try to catch you in a sprint 

Things I know but cannot explain 

How life is measured by what you lose and what you gain 

How to fight for what you treasure, let it go when it’s time to surrender 

And how I’ll love you only forever 

You came to me 

You grew up tall and gangly 

I taught you how to swim 

Taught you everything I know 

But maybe God was lonely 

Or fate knew all along 

I’d protect you with my life 

But Lord knows I’m not that strong 

Things I know but cannot explain 

How life is measured by what you lose and what you gain 

How to fight for what you treasure, let it go when it’s time to surrender 

And how I’ll love you only forever 

They say wounds yield a purpose 

And cracks bring the light 

All I know is stone on the earth 

Angel in the sky 

Things I know but cannot explain 

How life is measured by what you lose and what you gain 

How to fight for what you treasure, let it go when it’s time to surrender 

And how I’ll love you only forever