Trace Adkins: Always Making Me Cry

I’ve had this (ahem) thing for Trace Adkins. First, there was his song about your children growing up before your eyes (“Then They Do“). Then there was “Arlington,” a song about being laid to rest in “that hallowed ground.”

And now there’s “You’re Gonna Miss This,” which left me sobbing. Click on that link for a site that lets you listen for free, and read along below:

She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaning, saying “I can’t wait to turn 18”
She said “I’ll make my own money, and I’ll make my own rules”
Mamma put the car in park out there in front of the school
Then she kissed her head and said “I was just like you”

You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this

Before she knows it she’s a brand new bride
In a one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her “It’s a nice place”
She says “It’ll do for now”
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says “Baby, just slow down”

Cause you’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this

Five years later there’s a plumber workin’ on the water heater
Dog’s barkin’, phone’s ringin’
One kid’s cryin’, one kid’s screamin’
She keeps apologizin’
He says “They don’t bother me.
I’ve got 2 babies of my own.
One’s 36, one’s 23.
Huh, it’s hard to believe, but …

You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this”

I’m sure the video will make me cry all the more. Just re-reading the lyrics makes me cry again.

(It’s hard to believe sometimes that this is the same guy who gave us “Honkytonk Bedonkedonk” and “One Hot Mama”!)

[lyrics found here]

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