"It Wont Be Like This For Long" as written by Darius C. Rucker, Ashley Gorley and Charles Christopher Dubois....
He didn't have to wake up
He’d been up all night
Laying there in bed listening
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It's gonna be okay

It wont be like this for long
One day we’ll look back laughing
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Four years later bout four thirty
She’s crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She’s clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This will only last a week or two

It wont be like this for long
One day soon you’ll drop her off
And she wont even know your gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Soon she’ll be a teenager
And at times you’ll think she hates him
Then he’ll walk her down the aisle
And he’ll raise her veil
But right now she up and crying
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her goodnight
And she says her prayers

He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watching her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows
It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He’s trying to hold on
Cause it wont be like this for long
Cause it wont be like this for long

Lyrics submitted by mazda3grl

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    General Commentthis song is so true they grow way to fast
    deeevanson April 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song doesn't necessarily mean that someone is growing up. My interpretation of the song is that people change and things won't stay the same forever, even if you like how it is or you don't. And everyone goes through hard times in life, so this song is a way of saying it won't be for long, just hold on and things will and have to get better. But of course, it obviously does also mean that someone is growing up and it's sad because you wish it wouldn't change. At least this is what I think, I've never done this before though. (:
    xsaraisonxx3on May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat a beautiful song. I have a 5-year-old daughter who is the most adorable and precious thing in the world to me. And every time I hear this song, I think of her and start to cry out loud. Because I know that she won't be this way for long. Darius, what you say is so, so true.
    LaBradford22on May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song! My niece is about to be 1 years old next month and I remember the day she was born like it happened yesterday. This song REMINDS me to appreciate my niece and not to get all huffy and puffy when she starts crying becuase after all she IS just a baby. So I love this song!
    AngieBearon May 26, 2009   Link
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    Memorywell im already a teenager and this is my and my daddys song cuz he tells me im growin up so fast and in just 5 years or so ima be gettin married one day its a beautiful song
    and i live near where darius grew up lol
    rockergryl08on December 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm only 22, no where near being a father, but this song still chokes me up.
    OAKFF252on July 22, 2011   Link

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