Song Name: I Was Holding On

Songwriter: Stephan Marc Dubois/Danny Bingham

Copyright: 2009

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Lyrics:

I Was Holding On


1.
On the sidewalk by the street,
she was sitting high in that seat,
with a look of "I can do this" in her eyes.
I was holding on to her side,
I wasn't sure that she could ride
but the time had come to let her try.

Bridge
"Let go daddy, you don't have to run along
I know I'm ready, I can do this on my own".
But I was holding on,
when I should have been letting go.

2.
Seventeen and off to school,
new license she was feeling cool,
the first time, alone behind the wheel.
I held on to the open door,
I didn't wanna let her go
'cause her freedom was suddenly so real.

Bridge
"Let go daddy, I can drive this old car now,
and just remember, you were the one that taught me how".
I was holding on
when I should have been letting go.

Chorus
You know there comes a time in life,
when you have to step away and let 'em try.
And when your job is through,
and you've done what you should do,
you hope they'll spread their wings and learn to fly.

3.
In the back of a little church,
trying hard to hide my hurt,
when she noticed my eyes were filled with tears.
I reached out and pulled her close,
I didn't want to let her go,
'cause losing her was my greatest fear.

"Let go daddy", she said with a little smile,
"We need to go now, it's time to walk me down the aisle".
But I was holding on,
when I should have been letting go.
Yes I was holding on,
when I should have been letting go.