Song Name: Texas Flower

Songwriter: Stephen Connella

Copyright: 2010

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Lyrics:

Texas Flower

She came from heaven to the Texas plains
3 months early, just in time for the rain
They kept her in a small box, in the oven warm
Brought a lot of joy to that old Texas farm

She liked to help in the kitchen, especially making pies
Said her prayers to Jesus every single night
Youngest of three sisters, father had passed on
Mother and her grandma raised them all alone

(Chorus)
She was a Texas flower, she was a breath of spring
Carried a piece of heaven hidden underneath her wings

She fell in love to early in her grandma's eyes
Eloped to California with a gangly guy
She prayed a lot to Jesus make everything all alright
They worked real hard there and made themselves a life

Had a couple of children, made it through the Great War
They were the light of her life along with the Lord
Never forgot her family back on that Texas farm
Kept the whole flock embraced in her loving arms

(Chorus)
She was a Texas flower, she was a breath of spring
Carried a piece of heaven hidden underneath her wings

As her life unfolded and loved ones slipped away
Always kept her eye on the beauty of each day
She always thought of others first, loved us all from the start
Grandkids, cousins, great-grand children, kept 'em all in her heart

She loved to say, "I love you darlin", whenever she had the chance
Even when we disagreed she'd give me that loving glance
She really loved this old world but it was time to go
She faded like the evening star but she left a rosy glow

( Full Chorus)
She was a Texas flower, she was a breath of spring
Carried a piece of heaven hidden underneath her wings
And to the very end, she loved the life she lived
She lived her life with loving, always there to give (repeat) (repeat)