Passing by

from by Andrew Lipke

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Come take your child and put his tiny hand in yours
See eye to eye when e’er you can
Your little baby brings the world a brand new face
but he’s only passing by

There he goes he’s running circles
round your new backyard
Just six years old and growing fast
If you could keep him with you
Lord knows you would try
But he’s only passing by

Another birthday this time he’s got things to do
Done got a life all on his own
Seems yesterday that he only had eyes for you
He was only passing by

Still don’t you remember
when you felt the things that he now feels
Gave birth to dreams and watched them die
Wish you could travel back and be there by his side
But you’re only passing by

You’re growing old
You’ve seen the sun set many times
And if not, you wonder why
You’re little baby, He’s got children of his own
And you watch them pass you by

Skies are grey and they can’t keep the tears away
Keep shouting curses at the sky
You’d give a thousand nights to have just one more day
But you were only passing by

So have one more drink and take the long way home tonight
You never know what you might find
Take one more moment in the arms of who you love
Cause they’re only passing by

yea we’re only passing by


from Siddiqah, released May 22, 2012



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Andrew Lipke Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Andrew Lipke likes to make lots of different kinds of music. He also likes to help other folks make records and also likes to play Led Zeppelin songs.

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