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ALL FIVE REASONS

Michelle Glanville / Bonnie Bishop

There’s five good reasons that I’m still alive
One’s sixteen and he’s just learning how to drive
The day he was born it was raining outside
My handsome boy pushed the sun through the sky

Hush little baby and don’t you cry
Mama’s still here she just wishes she could fly
Cause Jesus was waiting on the other side of light
He’s holding my hand but it’s not my time

My oldest was born when I turned twenty-five
It was hard to believe in the beauty of life
Cause war leaves you demons that never go away
She gave me hope and a reason to stay

Hush little baby and don’t you cry
Mama’s still here she just wishes she could fly
Jesus was waiting on the other side of light
He’s holding my hand but it’s not my time

My second to oldest has learned how to stray
He won’t choose war, he won’t turn out this way
He still stops by I see that beautiful smile
Someday I hope he’ll stay for a while

Hush little baby and don’t you cry
Mama’s still here she just wishes she could fly
Jesus is waiting on the other side of light
He’s holding my hand but it’s not my time

It’s been two years ago was the last time I tried
My son walked in on me and begged me not to die
He was the one who was always full of joy
Now I carry the shame of what I stole from that boy

Hush little baby and don’t you cry
Mama’s still here she just wishes she could fly
Jesus was waiting on the other side of light
He’s holding my hand but it’s not my time

One last good reason my sweet baby girl
She summers breeze in my dark crazy world
All five angels keep my boots on the ground
They’re God’s plan for keeping me around

Hush little baby and don’t you cry
Mama’s still here she just thought she could fly
Jesus is waiting on the other side of light
He’s holding my hand but it’s not my time
He’s holding my hand but it’s not my time

© 2018 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Plan BB Music (BMI)

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from SW​:​S Retreat October 2018, released November 11, 2018

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