Here For You



I don't know where the time has gone, suddenly here we are alone,
Only a word before you go, everyone's waiting;
So many friends to say goodbye, so many tears they'll have to cry,
So many wings to help you fly where you are going;

And now a plane must take away my child that life has found,
And you will be up in the sky, and I'll be on the ground,
Sending my love with you tonight;

I will be waiting, I will be waiting, here for you, here for you;

I don't know where the years have gone,
Suddenly here, and you have grown,
It was like only yesterday when you were so young;
But here is the day we had to see, always the same eternally,
This is the way that it must be, now it is your world;

And so a plane must take away my child that time has found,
And you will be up in the sky, and I'll be on the ground,
Sending my dreams with you tonight;

I will be waiting.....I'm trying not to show,
But seeing you go, is the hardest thing that I have known;

(I will be waiting, don't worry 'bout me, I'll be alright)
I will be waiting, don't worry 'bout me, I'll be alright,
Here for you, here for you,

I don't know where the years have gone.....
"Written from the standpoint of a parent. It's the scene at the airport when the child who has grown up to their late teens, early 20s, is leaving for a couple of years to go to Australia or
America; somewhere far, far away. All the friends are there and there's lots of tears and great excitement from the child, the youngster, but also apprehension as well. The father is saying 'The time has come. I know you have to fly unaided but I'm here for you wherever you are and whatever you do.'
That's a thoughtful one and, again, it's performed live with an orchestra. There's a very positive feeling coming off it-and Rosanna sings on it. Long before she became interest in Miss Ireland or Miss World, incidentally. I decided that I wanted her on it, because the song is really about her growing up. Basically, with her being the eldest: this sort of
situation was going to happen with her first. She sings a bit on the end, which is going to be of great interest to those interested in such stuff! Incidentally, the eye on the cover of the album also belongs to my daughter."
The Getaway Gazette, March '04
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