"Me and Emily" as written by and Chris Tompkins Rachel Proctor....
Floorboard's filled with baby toys,
An' empty coke bottles an' coffee cups.
Drivin' through the rain with no radio,
Tryin' not to wake her up.
Cell 'phone says "low battery",
God, what if I break down?
I'm just lookin' for an exit with a lotta lights,
A safe little interstate town.

Just a cheap hotel,
With a single bed,
And cable TV
Is good enough for me an' Emily.

Some day, when she's old enough,
She's gonna start askin' questions about him.
Some kid at school brings his Dad for show an' tell,
An' gets her little mind a-wonderin'
"Where's my Daddy? Do I have one?
"Does he not love me like you do?"
Oh, maybe I'll find someone to love the both of us,
An' I'll tell her when she's old enough to know the truth.

Will it break her heart?
Will she understand,
That I had to leave?
That's what was best for me an' Emily.

That house was never clean enough
his dinner never warm enough.
Nothing I did was ever good enough to make him happy.
So, I guess, he gave me what he thought I deserved,
But it would kill me if he ever raised his hand to her.

Big rigs are throwin' rain on my windshield,
An' I feel like they're laughin' at me.
Fin'lly the storm is lettin' up,
An' the mornin' is breakin' free.

It's a brand new day,
It's a second chance.
Yesterday is just a memory,
For me an' Emily.

Floorboard is filled with baby toys,
An' empty coke bottles an' coffee cups.
Least there's one good thing that he gave me,
An' she's startin' to wake up.

Lyrics submitted by ktk

"Me and Emily" as written by Rachel Proctor Chris Tompkins

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    General CommentI love this song alot, It means so much to me... I can't belive I'm the first to post. I love Rachel Proctor voice too.
    hobasteritchon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song's really sad; but it's kind of obvious what its about. If that has to be explained...you're dumb.
    SeeingRedon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love how the mother sees the positive in her failed relationship through her child... no matter the circumstances a child is always a gift
    goldengramm15on October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how she acknowledges everything that's happened.. and she's still positive about the future. How a safe hotel and cabel TV is good enough for her and her daughter.

    I also love the last line. Her ex gave her something good through all the bad. He gave her Emily.
    ItsNotHimIThinkAbouton April 13, 2009   Link

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