Well I took you for a walk
up on the forest floor,
'Cause I wanted to share some things.
But it sure looked to me
like you've been there before,
It was such a natural thing.

You're my girl,
(My girl)
And you're showing me now,
Just how grown up you are.
You're my girl,
(My girl)
And I'll be letting you go someday.

Please don't tell me that
you're leaving me just yet,
Cause I know I got to let you go.
(Let you go)
Please don't tell me that
you're saying goodbye.
(Say good bye)

Well I lit a candle
on the Fourth of July,
But it didn't bring you home to me.
You went heading into summer
on a natural high,
With the world at your feet.

It's your time,
(Your time)
And you're showing me now,
Just how grown up you are.
It's your time,
(Your time)
And I'll be letting you go someday.

Please don't tell me that
you're leaving me just yet,
Cause I know I got to let you go.
(Let you go)
Please don't tell me that
you're saying goodbye.
(Say goodbye)

We went looking for faith
on the forest floor,
And it showed up everywhere,
In the sun and the water
and the falling leaves,
The falling leaves of time.

You're my girl,
(My girl)
And you're showing me now,
Just how grown up you are.
You're my girl,
(My girl)
And I'll be letting you go someday.

Please don't tell me that
you're leaving me quite yet,
Cause I know I got to let you go.
Please don't tell me that
you're saying goodbye.


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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful! how are there no comments on it?? I think it could be about a summer romance, and good ol neil knows that he's gonna have to say goodbye in the fall. maybe maybe?
    bestxXbudXxlayfon May 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt definitely sounds like it's about his daughter. He's talking about her growing up and moving away. He's written other songs about her, Amber Jean for one.
    dramaelfon October 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI wanna preface my comments with this: I have always liked Neil to some extent. I saw him in Camden in 2002 i think it was, and the selection and way of the songs performed that night only deepened my appreciation of him. Im not positive but I think that tour was behind this album (Are You Passionate?). Maybe it was earlier, and the tour was for Silver and Gold. Live With Family and Friends was released from the tour, The Pretenders opened. Anyway...I have since come to appreciate Neil so much that he is probably the artist I listen to more than any other. That being said...

    Neil has commented that other artists (Tom Waits stands out) should record more - record EVERYTHING - and Neil has a point. He has released a lot of music since the millennium's turn. He throws a lot against the wall and some of it sticks. Are You Passionate? is NOT something that "Stuck", in my mind - Let's Roll was Godawful, but this song is most representative of my HATRED for this lp lol. Neil is not a soul singer, Booker T and the MG's is not his ideal backing band. I do admire Neil's sense of adventure. But i don't like it all, or even most of it...

    Maybe I will give it another shot soon. Maybe my tastes have changed. I have always like Going Home a lot, ever since AYP? came out...so theres that. but that's utterly atypical of the music on the album.
    force263on August 19, 2017   Link

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