GRIN LINES - Song Page
© words & music by Annie Wilson
from CD Tallgrass Express Comes Back

Album Note:  Time is the ultimate journey, and as I see the "footprints of emotion" on my face, I am thankful for all the years -- hard and easy -- I've been blessed to have on this earth.

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Every time we smile 
Each time that we feel pain 
A tiny record of the way 
We felt then will remain 

These footprints of emotion 
That decorate our face 
Are evidence of living 
This life that we embrace 

       Grin lines show our laughter
       Grin lines show our tears  
       They show the world the life 
       We’ve lived in all our years 

       We wear those lines with pride
       They show we can survive 
       The love and loss, the joy and fear 
       That make us feel alive 

The sunlight and the wind 
From days we spent outside 
Have etched a pattern on our face 
Of lines around our eyes 

The best times of our lives 
Are in that sweet design 
The fresh air and the sunlight 
Are written in each line 


My daddy’s work was hard 
His furrowed face reveals 
And lines of kindness from his eyes 
Show the love he feels 

My Mama’s face remembers 
The love that she’s bequeathed           
And the lines upon her face 
Are from smiles she gave to me