"A Father's First Spring" as written by and Timothy Seth Avett Scott Yancey Avett....
Sweetest surrender of winter
She put up her flag, it is waving
The thunder of summer is rumbling in

And I haven't seen you in days
And my, how that feeling has changed
Oh, I have been homesick for you since we met
I have been homesick for you

I've got to take to the sky
And I'll tell you what that means for you and I
If I die it's for you
If I die it's for you

I never lived 'til I lived in your light
And my heart never beat like it does at the sight
Of you baby blue, God blessed your life
I do not live 'less I live in your light
I do not live 'less I live in your light

The realest thing I ever felt
Was the blood on the floor and the love in your yell
I was a child before
The day that I met Eleanor

Kiss of the wind in the hills
The clearness of morning, the late evening thrill
Blurry and gray like the roar
The wheels on the highway, above them I soar
When I'm in the sweet daughter's eyes
My heart is now ruined for the rest of all time
There's no part of it left to give
There's no part of it left to give

I never lived 'til I lived in your light
And my heart never beat like it does at the sight
Of you baby blue, God blessed your life
I do not live 'less I live in your light
I do not live 'less I live in your light
I do not live


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"A Fathers First Spring" as written by Scott Yancey Avett Robert William Crawford

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    General CommentI love this song; there's a great version on youtube by crackerfarm of the Brothers singing this by the sea, so you should check it out. This song makes me wanna be a dad.
    mnteckyon May 15, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHe is right on the money. You are a child before she is born. As a father, you will die for them, if needed, you feel it. And, you feel it as a new Father differently than when they are older. In his commentary, the artist is specific about that moment. In his case, Spring followed her birth. My daughter was born in December. So, I did experience that first Spring with her a tiny infant. The next year at one year old, she had just learned to walk and she had never done so on grass, only snow. Seasons have a way of stirring the emotions and memories. We connect them with the ones we love. Avett Bros. true song writers and artists, enough said, because of the way the song makes us feel. Not just by what is said.
    Bman05on October 13, 2013   Link

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