"I Was Watching You" as written by and Rosanne Cash....
Headlights on a Texas road
And Hank Williams on the radio
Church wedding, they spent all they had
Now the deal is done to become Mom and Dad

And I was watching you from above
'Cause long before life there was love

See those little girls dressed like china dolls
All for one then one by one they fall
High on a hill where the world passes by
You never came back but I know you tried

'Cause I was watching you from above
When it all falls apart there is love

All those years to prove how much I cared
I didn't know it but you were always there
Until September when you slipped away
In the middle of my life on the longest day
Now I hear you say

I'll be watching you from above
'Cause long after life there is love
Baby, I'll be watching you from above
Long after life there is love


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"I Was Watching You" as written by Rosanne Cash

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    General CommentWritten out of such deep love for her dad, Johnny Cash, she writes how her love was there --- even before she was born, even after he dies -- that the bond of love supercedes the span of a lifetime.

    She describes her parent's wedding, the breakup of their marriage -- "You never came back but I know you tried"
    Then the day he died, "Until September when you slipped away" he died September 12, 2003.

    What a beautiful song -- that love does indeed tie us together even beyond a single life span.
    FLY2venuson November 25, 2015   Link

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