Tom Stipe

Tom Stipe

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Country - Contemporary | Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Total Song Plays: 30,438   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 6/13/2019

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Story Behind the Song

A song about dealing with a loved ones struggle with dementia and alzheimer's..

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Lyrics

WHEN A MAN BECOMES A BOY
Tom Stipe/Keith Burns

HE TURNED 81
A YEAR AGO TODAY...
IN JUST THESE PAST FEW MONTHS
WE'VE ALL SEEN HIM SLIP AWAY...
I KNOW THAT HE CAN'T HELP IT..
HE AINT GOT NO CHOICE..
WHEN A MAN BECOMES A BOY

WHEN HE STARES OFF INTO SPACE
I HOPE HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE
LIKE TAKING MAMA TO THE HIGH SCHOOL DANCE
AND DEEP INSIDE THAT DISTANT GAZE
I PRAY HE'S SEEING GLORY DAYS... WHEN EVERY
VOICE INSIDE HIS HEAD SAID HERE'S YOUR CHANCE... ...
SOMEDAY SOON HE'LL HEAR AN ANGELS VOICE...
WHEN A MAN BECOMES A BOY....

SOME DAYS HE REMEMBERS ME
SOME DAYS HE JUST HE JUST STARES..
IT'S LIKE HE'S IN HIS OWN LITTLE WORLD
AND I'M NOT EVEN THERE
AND WHEN HE SPEAKS HE'S FAR AWAY
LIKE IT'S SOMEONE ELSE'S VOICE
WHEN A MAN BECOMES A BOY

WHEN HE STARES OFF INTO SPACE
I HOPE HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE
LIKE DIMMING FRONT PORCH LIGHTS FOR THAT FIRST KISS
AND DEEP INSIDE THAT DISTANT GAZE
I PRAY HE'S SEEING GLORY DAYS...AND THOSE
SWEET HOT SUMMER NIGHTS TOO GOOD TO MISS..
SOMEDAY SOON HE'LL HEAR AN ANGELS VOICE...
WHEN A MAN BECOMES A BOY....
Bridge
SOMETIMES GOD TURNS BACK THE CLOCK
AND HE'S MY DAD AGAIN...
WHEN HE LOOKS ME IN THE EYES AND SAYS..
SON...WHERE YOU BEEN?..

WHEN HE STARES OFF INTO SPACE
I HOPE HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE
LIKE TAKING MAMA TO THE HIGH SCHOOL DANCE
AND DEEP INSIDE THAT DISTANT GAZE
I PRAY HE'S SEEING GLORY DAYS... WHEN EVERY
VOICE INSIDE HIS HEAD SAID HERE'S YOUR CHANCE... ...
SOMEDAY SOON HE'LL HEAR AN ANGELS VOICE...
AND I CHERISH PRECIOUS TIME .. I GOT NO CHOICE..
WHEN A MAN BECOMES A BOY....

Song Length
4:23
Genre
Country - Contemporary


Lyric Credits Stipe/Burns
Music Credits Stipe/Burns