Slipping Through My Fingers

My little girl is getting married today.

My little girl Jin is getting married later this morning.

I hope I can hold back my tears as I walk her down the aisle and give her away.

Schoolbag in hand

She leaves home in the early morning

Waving goodbye

With an absent-minded smile

I watch her go

With a surge of that well-known sadness

And I have to sit down for a while

The feeling that I’m loosing her forever

And without really entering her world

I’m glad whenever I can share her laughter

That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time

I try to capture every minute

The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see what’s in her mind

Each time I think I’m close to knowing

She keeps on growing

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes

Her and me at the breakfast table

Barely awake

I let precious time go by

Then when she’s gone

There’s that odd melancholy feeling

And a sense of guilt

I can’t deny

What happened to the wonderful adventures

The places I had planned for us to go

Well some of that we did

But most we didn’t

And why I just don’t know

Slipping through my fingers all the time

I try to capture every minute

The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see what’s in her mind

Each time I think I’m close to knowing

She keeps on growing

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture

And save it from the funny tricks of time

Slipping through my fingers

Schoolbag in hand

She leaves home in the early morning

Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

– by Agnetha Fältskog

Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.

Go on, take on this whole world.

But to me you know you’ll always be my little girl.

I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm.

You’ve had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.

This entry was posted in Places in the Heart. Bookmark the permalink.