Little Bit

from by Melanie Dewey

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lyrics

It was your typical fairytale
boy meets girl kinda magic
she was his sideline sweetheart
blowing him kisses while he was catching passes
the football only fueled his dream
to join a lifelong military team
on graduation day, when he came clean
and she broke down and begged him not to leave

he took a ball point pen
got down on one knee and held her hand
drew on her finger a wedding band,
and said babe, I ain’t gone yet

But even if we only have a little bit
life is made up of those little moments
I wanna take the little time we have for now,
you and me, let’s make it count
I wanna little man running in our yard
looks a lot like you, and a little like me,
baby can’t you see
I’m down on my knees,
I’ve only got one wish
Love me, if only for a little bit.

Just a few weeks after the wedding
he got called into training out west
then she started feeling funny,
the doctor told her “honey, better make room for a kid”

nine months later she went into labor,
and he took the first flight back home
ran as fast as he could into the waiting room,
staring into the eyes of his son, he said

even if we only have a little bit
life is made up of these little moments
I wanna take the little time we have for now,
you and me, let’s make it count
I can see you now running in our yard
you look a lot like her, and a little like me,
baby can’t you see,
I’m down on my knees,
I’ve only got one wish
Love me, if only for a little bit.

She prayed every night, she asked god why
do people risk their lives for love? Do good men have to die for love?
She wished that she could stop time, and rewind.

The letter said that he was killed in action
flying high, in his little fighter jet
It came in little waves, the grief the pain and the tears she cried for her son
but his smile reminded her of what the little things had done, so she looked up, and said

Even if we only had a little bit,
my life is made up of those little moments
I won’t forget the little time, we had at all
babe I swear I’ll make it count
We’ve got a little man running in our yard
looks a lot like you, and a little like me,
baby can’t you see,
the love you’ve given me
has made my world so big
just cause you loved me, if only for a little bit.

credits

from Between The Lines, released April 22, 2014
Song Written by: Melanie Dewey
Melanie Dewey - Lead and background vocals
David Lukens - Producer, Piano, Orchestration
Eric Fritsch - Sound Engineer, Guitar, Bass
Keio Stroud - Drums
Alex McCullough - Pedal Steel
Recorded in Nashville, TN at Eastwood Studios

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Melanie Dewey Syracuse, New York

Melanie Dewey's music can be described as alternative pop paired with lyrically driven country music. Melanie has a vast love for all genres, and under a previous project, VaporEyes, shared the stage with Brothers Past, and Zoogma. As a solo artist, Melanie has shared the stage with Teddy Geiger. Melanie's debut album "Between The Lines" is released April 22, 2014 followed by an east coast tour. ... more

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