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WATERFALLS
Rebekah Layton / Stacy Pearsall / Gary Nicholson / Beth Nielsen Chapman

There were waterfalls
There were trees to climb
Moons and suns to rise and fall in perfect time

There were unicorns
There were fairy queens
I grew up in a place where I was safe to dream

All these things I want to pass along to you
All the things every child would want to do

There was mortar fire
There were bombs that fell
There were endless nights of living through a burning hell

There were soldiers’ cries
There was broken trust
There were friends that disappeared in a cloud of dust

All the things no child should ever have to face
All the pain that I know time cannot erase

The best and the worst has to live together now
The good and bad memories haunting me
The winding road I have to take to get me home
I know I have to walk alone

There is nothing, babe
That I wouldn’t do
Anything to keep this world
Even paradise
Isn’t meant to last
You turn around and life is coming at you fast

Someday I know I’ll have to let you go
But today I want love to be all you know

The best and the worst has to live together now
The good and bad memories stay with me
The winding road I have to take to get me home
We can walk together but the burden’s mine alone

I want to give you waterfalls and trees to climb
Moons and suns that rise and fall in perfect time
Unicorns and fairy queens
I want to give you a place safe to dream

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from SW​​:​​S Retreat - August 23​-​25, 2013, released August 26, 2013
© 2013 Beth Nielson Chapman
© 2013 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Gary Nicholson Music (ASCAP)
© 2013 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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