Patti Tamashiro

Patti Tamashiro

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There Was a Little Boy I Knew

Written By: Patti Tamashiro

There Was A Little Boy I Knew

A long time ago
Before the mirror showed
The start of wrinkles and gray hair too
There was a little boy I knew
He lit up my world
And put a light in my eyes

I rocked him to sleep
And sang him lullabies
I made him promises to keep
Of trust and safety
Of love unconditionally

Thirteen years have come and gone since I met that little boy
On that promise filled day in January

Now instead of the little boy I once knew
There stands a teenage boy in front of me
Gone are the days of Sesame Street and Barney
Of being the center of his universe
That little boy I used to know
Is deeply missed

Now the teenage boy in front of me is
A future pro football player, a MMA fighter to be
and currently
An Xbox junkie
And though that little boy is no more
That teenage boy in front of me
Is the center of my universe

And when I look in his eyes

(Chorus)
I still see the little boy I used to know
Even through the teenage boy staring back at me
Starting to become the grown up man still yet to be

My hopes for that man I will meet someday
Sooner than what seems real
Is to remember the lessons I tried to teach
Remember through the eyes rolling
The breaths sighing
The back turned as he’s walking away

(Chorus)
That little boy I used to know
That teenage boy in front of me
That grown up man still yet to be

Will remember the lessons of generosity
Of forgiving quickly
Of meaning what you say
And your actions saying everything

And when the teenage boy in front of me
Becomes the grown up man he’s meant to be
His mother’s love will be branded in his heart and memory

My love of generosity, forgiving quickly,
And that my words and actions said everything

(Chorus)
And through this love
The little boy I once knew
Whose now
The teenage boy in front of me
Will become the grown up man
I always knew he’d be

Generous, forgiving, meaning what he says
And his actions saying everything

(Chorus)
The little boy I once knew
The teenage boy in front of me
The grown up man still yet to be