Those Sweet Years – © Annie Wilson 2007

Album Notes:  This is my "empty nest" song, looking back on the
most intense, but also most gentle time of my life - raising three
daughters on the ranch.

Lyrics:

As I wake and remember you’ve all moved away
That you’re “big” now and live on your own
I remember the days past when you were all here
Those sweet years when you all were young

     Our lives were connected with each breath we’d take
     You stayed by my side from the moment you’d wake
     We’d ramble the hillsides and wander the streams
     Til I’d tuck you in bed and give you to dreams

Now you’re off on your own roads that lead different ways
New directions to places unknown
I still water the roots from the days that were past
From those sweet years you all have outgrown

Now you have all that freedom you once dreamed you’d have
And for me now, my time is my own
Yet I love to remember when you were my life
Those sweet years you all have outgrown

     We had great adventures wherever we’d go
     We’d climb up the hillsides to feel the wind blow
     I’d see through your eyes all the treasures you’d find
     I dreamed once again through a five-year old’s mind
     
As I wake and remember you’re starting new lives
Now you’ll water the seeds you have sewn
I remember the days past when you were all here
Those sweet years you all have outgrown
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