Play Bright Eyes (Father dying of Lou Gehrig's disease, to young daughter - kind of timely given the "ice bucket" fundraiser)

 


BRIGHT EYES

Bright eyes, thousand watt smile
Bright skies of the Coronado miles and miles of 
Sailing out on the bright sea
Sailing along my bright, bright-eyed girl and me

It was like nothing to be sailing along
Watching you laughing; find myself laughing and strong 
For you

Pushing you on a swing
Holding you close and then setting you free
The simple things, what time is taking
The hugs I can't offer you as I watch this body wasting

It was like nothing to lift you to the sky
It was like everything to see me through your bright,
Bright eyes

But my courage does not halt or falter now
I will love you long past my last breath of air
God does not give us the burdens we deserve
But the ones we can bear

So watch for me, eternally
Feel for me in the passing breeze
One day I’ll be sailing free
Right beside you, and you will see (with your…)

Bright eyes, and your thousand watt smile
Under bright skies, you’ll see the never-ending miles and miles of
My love, out on life’s sea
Sailing beside you eternally
My bright-eyed girl
My bright-eyed girl
My bright-eyed girl
And me