There Goes My Life

by Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley

from the album When The Sun Goes Down


Lyrics

All he could think about was
HowI’m too young for this
Got my whole life ahead
Hell I’m just a kid myself
How am I gonna raise one

All he could see were his dreams
Goin’ up in smoke
So much for ditchin’ this town
And hangin’ out on the coast
Oh well, those plans are long gone

And he said
There goes my life
There goes my future, my everything
Might as well kiss it all goodbye
There goes my life

A couple years of up all night
And a few thousand diapers later
That mistake he thought he made
Covers up the refrigerator
Oh yeah, he loves that little girl

Momma’s waiting to tuck her in
As she fumbles up those stairs
She smiles back at him dragging that teddy bear
Sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncin’ curls

He smiles
There goes my life
There goes my future, my everything
I love you, daddy goodnight
There goes my life

She had that Honda loaded down
With Abercrombie clothes and 15 pairs of shoes
And his American Express
He checked the oil and slammed the hood
Said your good to go
She hugged them both
And headed off to the West Coast

And he cried,
There goes my life
There goes my future, my everything
I love you
Baby good-bye

There goes my life
There goes my life
Baby good-bye

Kenny’s Notes

Transition, it’s a real tough thing, especially when it’s for the first time. There are a lot of parents out there having to let go… and a lot of girls leaving home, whether it’s off to college, getting married or like the character in this song, trying to find herself on the west coast. I’ve been through a lot of transition in my life, and it was every emotion rolled into one, which is what makes getting to the other side even sweeter.