Capers Simmons

Capers Simmons

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Rock - Modern | Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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30

Song Description

Inspirational r&B influenced pop ballad in the vein of Leona Lewis' "My Hands" or Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone".

Story Behind the Song

Composed based on a poem written by Angelica Kelly, Colleton County High School Class of 2012. She is credited as the co-writer.

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Lyrics

"Life As A Child"
Adapted by Capers Simmons (ASCAP)
from an original poem by Angelica Kelly
© 2012 Capers Simmons and Angelica Kelly

VERSE I
My life as a child was never still.
People came and people left.
My two parents tried to fill
The role, they did their best,
But Mom and Dad were spread so thin
I played the maid to help them out.
Growing up in a house of ten,
I felt alone.

PRECHORUS
I felt like I was someone's Cinderella, but I never got a happy end.
I thought there was nothing left of me and I wanted to hurt myself.
A small voice with nobody listening,
Nobody listening but one.

CHORUS I
Time after time I prayed to God: "Let it all be over.
Let me live my life your way, be a better person.
I don't care what the others say if you take me further,
Far from my life as a child."

VERSE II
I was hopeless, I felt stuck
Like a butterfly born in a Coke bottle.
No one stayed here long enough
To become my positive role model.
There were plenty of times when I felt
Like I can't hold on much longer,
Times I felt like giving up,
But something made me stronger.

PRECHORUS II
Sometimes, the greatest things are inside the least of us
Sometimes, God speaks loudest with the littlest voice. It's just
A small voice, and nobody's listening,
Nobody listening but me. He said:

CHORUS II
"I know your best is yet to come, I know this is not over
Hold on tight, my little one; I know you can do it.
I give you faith, I give you trust, and the strength to use it,
So live your life, my child."

~ CHORUS I ~

Song Length
3:45
Genres
Pop - Religious, R & B - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Exultant, Stressed

Subject Matter
Dysfunctional Family, Hope

Similar Artists
K-Ci & Jo Jo, Kelly Clarkson
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Angelica Kelly
Music Credits Capers Simmons
Producer Credits Capers Simmons
Performance Credits Capers Simmons