Lyrics Letter to You – Crucifix
In this life, everything you love could disappear in the blink of an eye… hold onto it while you got it. All I ever wanted was to be the greatest man in your life. That rugged knight in shinning armor on your darkest of nights. So when the world around you shatters and you’re lost in your fears and all your friends disappear you know your Daddy is here. I can still remember the tears on the day you were born, the nurses laid you in my arms and I sang you that song. You had heard it for nine months just never saw my face… you stopped crying and all the nurses cried in your place. You were My Breath baby, the air that I breathe. The only thing in this life to come out decent in me. The little angel that saved me from me and put me in check, so I tattooed it on my neck so I could never forget. I tried my best to be a father, every day was a fight cuz being a father ain’t something you learn overnight, so we learned it together. You grew and I grew. You were so innocent and I’d die before I let the world take it from you. I’d be your Superman when your world fell apart. That one man in your life that would never break your heart. That one man you could count on to do what was right… but it seems Superman done found his Kryptonite.
All I ever wanted was to be the man of your dreams. Your greatest hero when the world inside you screams but I failed and there’s no words I could use to fix what I’ve broken so I write it in a letter to you. Vanessa this is my Letter to You.
The second time around I figured there’d be less scars but from the beginning me and your mama felt that you wasn’t ours. So many nights on the couch I watched her cry so hard, like you were this little life that we were just borrowing from God. There was something so different about you, you could see it in your eyes. It was like He opened up your chest and put His heart inside. It wasn’t until you finally learned to pray that I understood… your whole life would be a battle between evil and good. You were this fragile piece of glass He held in His hands, He started showing you things that only you’ll understand. Visions of the face of Jesus, where we go when we die. You’d sit out in the grass for hours staring up at the sky. And I remember thinking “Jesus please hold this girl tight”, until you climbed into my arms crying that night. You said “Daddy, I ain’t never telling the kids at school, because I don’t want them to convince me that it wasn’t true. These things I’ve seen, I believe that they’re only for me cuz down the road is something hard where I’m gonna need to believe. You had the words of an Angel but just didn’t understand that what was coming would be the work of Daddy’s hands.
All I ever wanted was to be the man of your dreams. Your greatest hero when the world inside you screams but I failed and there’s no words I could use to fix what I’ve broken so I write it in a letter to you. Amilia this is my Letter to You.
From the moment you could walk all you did was run, like a little blonde bullet flying out of a gun. Your mind was faster than your feet and the shoes you were in. You’d hit that wall face first, get up and do it again. And once you hit that deep end and your heart was pounding, you knew that Daddy would be those arms to keep you from drowning. It’s the little things about you I cherish and save, that little scar beside your nose and your goodbye wave. Them little notes you put in my bag when I leave out for tour, the way you set out your school clothes all over the floor. My little genius, go get it girl, the world is yours. But as for me, I wanted to give you so much more. One thing I never wanted was being a dad from a distance, where all the sudden you grow up, I turn around and I missed it. Where so much time has passed, you’ve forgot who I am. When it’s you walking down the isle but it ain’t me holding your hand. I know the blame is all mine but the pain is yours. Just keep reading your Bible
just keep doing your chores. Keep praying, keep believing, keep trusting the Lord and I promise one day baby girl you’ll see our family restored!
All I ever wanted was to be the man of your dreams. Your greatest hero when the world inside you screams but I failed and there’s no words I could use to fix what I’ve broken so I write it in a letter to you. Malaika this is my Letter to You
Lyrics Letter to You – Crucifix