Nanny’s Song

You fell in love across a backyard fence
You read your books behind closed doors
You lived and loved with some regrets
“I’d do it all again,” she said
And as I turned around to go
I heard her singing sweet and low

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go

He played the game, he played to win
We watched the game become a war
Now he’s fighting hard he fights to live
And now they’re beating down his door
And when I asked here’s what he told
I want to see my son grow old

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go

With all the endless summer days
Watching winter while it fades
Autumn’s sunlight through the trees
The scent of springtime on the breeze
It’s real life that sets you free
Can I take it all with me?
Watching babies while they sleep
Chasing fireflies through the streets
Sleeping under star-filled skies
That moment real love arrives
It’s not as if I didn’t know
That I’d have to let it go

Now I was born with a broken heart
That’s not a pretty way to start
But deep down inside
I always knew one thing
Beautiful joy my life would be
And when it’s my time to go
You’ll hear me singing sweet and low

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go

Nanny’s Song

You fell in love across a backyard fence
You read your books behind closed doors
You lived and loved with some regrets
“I’d do it all again,” she said
And as I turned around to go
I heard her singing sweet and low

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go

He played the game, he played to win
We watched the game become a war
Now he’s fighting hard he fights to live
And now they’re beating down his door
And when I asked here’s what he told
I want to see my son grow old

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go

With all the endless summer days
Watching winter while it fades
Autumn’s sunlight through the trees
The scent of springtime on the breeze
It’s real life that sets you free
Can I take it all with me?
Watching babies while they sleep
Chasing fireflies through the streets
Sleeping under star-filled skies
That moment real love arrives
It’s not as if I didn’t know
That I’d have to let it go

Now I was born with a broken heart
That’s not a pretty way to start
But deep down inside
I always knew one thing
Beautiful joy my life would be
And when it’s my time to go
You’ll hear me singing sweet and low

Oh, Oh, I don’t want to leave this earth
Oh, Oh, I don’t want to let it go