Brooke Ratliff

Brooke Ratliff

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Weekend Dad

Written By: Brooke Ratliff

Weekend Dad by Brooke Ratliff
copyright 2007

Friday was my favorite day cos I would visit you
I remember the carnivals and the fun things we'd do
Sunday came time to leave - I couldn't let go
I was so scared you would come back anymore

I know it wasn't easy being a weekend dad
but your still the best and only one
I ever had
I know it wasn't easy being a weekend dad
but your still the best and only one
I ever had

Mom got remarried and things got kinda strange
You and Bruce had the best truce you could arrange
Me and him, we made our peace on a dividing line
He got his half of mom and I got mine

Don't think for a minute he ever replaced you
No amount of coins and candy could ever erase you
You and Mom were back together in the back of my mind
It years and many tears to leave that all behind

I know it wasn't easy being a weekend dad
but your still the best and only one
I ever had
I know it wasn't easy being a weekend dad
but your still the best and only one
I ever had

Don't know why I brought this up when I just called to say
Coming by at noon is fine for your grandson's birthday
Don't go all crazy and buy him too much stuff
You spoil him already; one present is enough

I know it wasn't easy being a weekend dad
but your still the best and only one
I ever had
I know it wasn't easy being a weekend dad
but your still the best and only one
any daughter or son
would be proud to call you Dad

The Little Things

Written By: Brooke Ratliff

You tell me that I look good even though I gained ten pounds
Always there to listen when nobody else is around
Getting out the glue to fix the figurine I broke
Hiding all my cigarettes because I shouldn't smoke

It's the little things that mean a lot and add up to forever
The little things are the ties that bind hearts together
If I said bring me the world, you'd succeed
but I think I just need those little things

You always bring me coffee in the morning
Never want me to drive if there's a storm warning
Get and make breakfast so I can sleep late
and stay up all night when the baby's wide awake

It's the little things that mean a lot and add up to forever
The little things are the ties that bind hearts together
If I said bring me the world, you'd succeed
but I think I just need those little things

Little things can drive you crazy sometimes
I leave all the lights on and have to be reminded
I never put the mayonnaise lid on right
but you're always kind and you never pick a fight about it

You bring home dinner when I'm too tired to make it
Bring the girl her lunch box if she forget to take it
Meet her at the school bus so she doesn't walk alone
You made a hard life easy and a crowded house a home

It's the little things that mean a lot and add up to forever
The little things are the ties that bind hearts together
If I said bring me the world, you'd succeed
but I think I just need those little things

Little Things

Written By: Brooke Ratliff

Little Things by Brooke Ratliff
copywright 2007

Telling me I look good when I know I gained ten pounds
Always there to listen, when nobody is around
Getting out the glue to fix the figurine I broke
Hiding all my cigarettes because I shouldn’t smoke

It’s the little things that mean a lot
And add up to forever
Your gentle words are the ties
That bind our hearts together

If I said bring me the world you'd succeed
But, maybe, I just need the little things

You always bring me coffee in the morning
Don’t want me to drive if there’s a storm warning
You give me peace and quiet I need a break
Stay up all night if the baby’s wide awake

It’s the little things that mean a lot
And add up to forever
Your gentle words are the ties
That bind our hearts together

If I said 'bring me the world', you'd succeed
But I just need the little things

Little things can drive you crazy sometimes
I leave all the lights on and have to be reminded
and I never put the mayonnaise lid on right
But you never ever pick a fight about it

Instead you bring home dinner when I’m too tired to make it
Bring the girl her lunch bag if she forgets to take it
You meet her at the school bus, so she doesn’t walk alone
You make a hard life easy, and this crowded house a home

It’s the little things that mean a lot
And add up to forever
Your gentle words are the ties
That bind our hearts together

If I said 'bring my the world', you'd succeed
But, maybe, I just need the little things