The progression of a man’s thoughts from when he finds out he is going to be a father until it is time for his daughter to move away and go to college. The song begins when he feels that he is way too young to be a father because he is only a kid himself and he is not going to be able to raise one. He believes that his life is going to be over, and that he might as well forget about his own dreams because he is tied down now.

The lyrics then go into how he realized that his “mistake” is really his whole world. He adores his little girl with her “blue eyes and bouncin’ curls”. At this point, he acknowledges that all of his younger hopes and aspirations would never amount to the pride he has in being the father of his little girl and he knows now that she is his everything. When she is grown up and ready to move away to go to college, he understands that this is what she must do, but he is devastated to see her go. She really has become his whole world and now she is leaving him.

All he could think about was I’m too young for this
Got my whole life ahead
Hell I’m just a kid myself
How’m I gonna raise one

All he could see was his dreams goin up in smoke
So much for ditchin this town and hangin out on the coast
Oh well
Those plans are long gone
And he said

There goes my life
There goes my future
My everything
Might as well kiss it all good-bye
There goes my life

Couple years of up all night and a few thousand diapers later
That mistake he thought he made covers up the refrigerator
Oh yeah
He loves that little girl

Mama’s waitin to tuck her in as she fumbles up those stairs
She smiles back at him draggin that teddy bear sleep tight
Blue eyes and bouncing curls
And he smiles

There goes my life
There goes my future
My everything
I love you
Daddy good night
There goes my life

She had that Honda loaded down
With Ambercrombie clothes and 15 pairs of shoes and his American Express
He checked the oil, slammed the hood
Said your good to go
She hugged them both and headed off to the west coast
And he cried

There goes my life
There goes my future
My everything
I love you
Baby good-bye

There goes my life
There goes my life
Baby good-bye
Baby good-bye
There goes my life

Posted by cultureshift

A plea to win the hearts of those who choose to dehumanize our development and undermine our right to live.

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