From the album Under The Gaze.

Written by Carolyn Arends.

They took his picture in his mama’s womb
He really put on a show
Dancing and diving for the ultrasound
Fearfully made, and wonderful
But the doctors said we’re sorry, there’s a problem
We’ll do our best to make him well
But we’re not sure if we can fix him
Only time will tell, only time will tell

He had ten perfect toes and fingers
His daddy’s eyes, his mama’s spark
You’d never know just looking at him
There was a hole inside his heart
But the doctors, they were planning operations
They said it isn’t going well
There’s still a chance that we can save him
Only time will tell, only time will tell

There was a power in that fragile little boy
He stole our hearts and broke them and he filled them up with joy
He lived 130 days on love and force of will
But a heart can only take so much and one day his stood still

Some say God needed one more angel
But I am certain they are wrong
I think he is as we remember
But now his heart is beating strong
I think his first steps are with Jesus
I think he’s glowing pink with health
I cannot prove that I’m not dreaming
Only time will tell, only time will tell

Some say it’s cruel for God to make a life and take it
And I suppose that would be true
If this were the world that we were made for
If we weren’t only passing through
The truth is we’ve all got a hole inside us
It’s been that way since Adam fell
But there’s a rumor of a healing
And of all things all being well
Only time will tell
Only time will tell
Only time will tell

© 2004 Carolyn Arends Music (SOCAN)

Under the Gaze

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