He didn't have to wake up He'd been up all night Lying there in bed and listening To his newborn 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 won't 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 won't be like this for long"
Four years later, 'bout 4:30 She's crawling in their bed And when he drops her off at pre-school 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'll only last a week or two"
"It won't be like this for long One day soon you'll drop her off And she won't even know you're gone This phase is gonna fly by If you can just hold on It won't be like this for long"
Someday soon she'll be a teenager And at times, he'll think she hates him And he'll walk her down the aisle And raise her veil, But right now she's up and cryin' 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 won't be like this for long One day soon that little girl is gonna be All grown up and gone And this phase is gonna fly by So he's trying to hold on It won't be like this for long It won't be like this for long