One Thing Right

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A song about being a parent. Well, being a parent who lives in her head and has read too many time travel short stories. I love you, Greg. I hope you roll your eyes at this when you're older.

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There's a mental game C
What if I were sent G
Back twenty years Am
Knowing how things went Bb F
One imagines that C
With a few more tries G
I might get it right Am
Being oh so wise Bb F

But wistful thoughts of C
Pulling out old thorns G
Disappeared the day Am
That you were born Bb F
For there's no regret C
On which I could stew G
That's painful enough Am
to risk missing you Bb F

Every bad choice that C
Kept me up at night G
Every poor decision Am
Sorrow or slight F
Is a treasure now C
That you're here with me G
Because if they changed Am F
You might not be C G Am F
Here with me C G Am F

It's not that you're C
Some perfect font G
Of virtue and grace - Am
That's not what I want Bb F
I just want the chance C
To watch you take G
Your trembling steps and Am
Make your mistakes Bb F

To hold you tight C
To let you go G
Be worried and proud Am
To always know F
That I may not be C
a beacon of light G
But there's one thing Am F
That I did right C G Am F
That I did right C G Am F

Every bad choice that C
Kept me up at night G
Every bad decision Am
Sorrow or slight F
Is a treasure now C
That you're here with me G
Because if they changed Am F
You might not be C G Am F
Here with me C G Am F

And I may not be C
a beacon of light G
But I look at you and know one thing Am F
That I did right C G Am F
That I did right C G C

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from Thingies from 2013!, track released August 11, 2013

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Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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