HONEY

You know this song if you grew up in the 70’s

See the tree how big it’s grown But friend it hasn’t been too long it wasn’t big I laughed at her and she got mad The first day that she planted it was just a twig Then the first snow came and she ran out To brush the snow away so it wouldn’t die Came runnin’ in all EXCITED Slipped and almost hurt herself and I laughed ’til I cried

She was always young at heart Kind of dumb and kind OF smart and I love her so And I surprised her with a puppy Kept me up all christmas eve two years ago And it would sure embarrass her when I came home from working late ’cause I would know That she’d been sittin’ there and cryin’ Over some sad and silly late late show

And Honey I miss you and I’m being good And I’d love to be with you if only I could

She wrecked the car and she was sad And so afraid that I’d be mad but what the heck Though I pretended hard to be Guess you could say she saw through me and hugged my neck I came home unexpectedly And caught her crying needlessly in the middle of the day And it was in the early spring When flowers bloom and ROBINS sing she went away

And Honey I miss you and I’m being good And I’d love to be with you if only I could

One day WHEN I was not home While she was there all alone the angels came Now all I have is memories Of Honey and I wake up nights and call her name Now my life’s an empty stage Where Honey lived and Honey played and love grew up And a small cloud passes over head And cries down ON the flower bed that Honey loved

And see the tree how big it’s grown But friend it hasn’t been too long it wasn’t big And Ilaughed at her and she got mad The first day that she planted it was just a twig

I heard this song and it nearly broke me. I had not heard this song in nearly 30 years. It was a song that brought tears to my eyes as a 5 and a 10 year old child. And after asking the Lao barkeep to turn it up, I cried again, 30 years later.

It’s obviously a song about losing a child, and even as a a young child I felt the emotion in that song strongly. Truly a beautiful metaphorical song for all ages.

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