T. Edwin Doss

T. Edwin Doss

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Country - Americana | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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THE POCKET WATCH
WORDS & MUSIC by
T. EDWIN DOSS copyr. 2002

WHEN I WAS JUST A YOUNG BOY MY HERO WAS MY DAD. I ADMIRED
SO MANY THINGS OF HIS LIKE THE POCKETWATCH HE HAD.
HE LET ME LISTEN TO IT TICK... HOW THAT WATCH
WOULD SHINE...HE TOLD ME ONE DAY WHEN I GREW UP THE
TIMEPIECE WOULD BE MINE. I LEARNED MY MAMA GAVE IT TO HIM ON THEIR
WEDDING DAY... HE ALWAYS KEPT IT NEAR HIS HEART WHEN HE HAD TO GO
AWAY... ON BUSINESS TRIPS TO NEW YORK , HE WAS A BANK AUDITOR... FOR
FIFTY YEARS HE HAD THAT WATCH AND IT KEPT HIM CLOSE TO HER.

IT'S NOT THE BEAUTY OF THE GIFT, IT'S THE BEAUTY OF THE THOUGHT.
IT'S NOT THE BATTLES IN YOUR LIFE, IT'S THE HONOR OF HOW YOU
FOUGHT...IN THE HANDS OF TIME ONE DAY YOU'LL KNOW WHAT I'M
SPEAKING OF... YOU'LL FIND THERE'S NEVER TOO MUCH TIME TO LOVE..
THE ONES YOU LOVE.

SO MANY YEARS HAD COME AND GONE .. MY DADDY
NEVER QUIT, BUT HE WAS TRAGICALLY, IN THE TRADE
CENTER WHEN THE TWO AIRLINERS HIT... MAMA WAS
ALWAYS SO VERY STRONG, BUT THE BAD NEWS BROKE HER
DOWN... HAD TO MOVE HER TO A NURSIN' HOME JUST
OUTSIDE OUR SMALL TOWN.
ONE DAY A NURSE CALLED.. MOM WAS MOVED TO
INTENSIVE CARE... I ARRIVED IN TIME TO SEE HER SMILE
WHEN SHE SAW ME STANDING THERE.... SAID SHE HAD
THE WATCH ENGRAVED JUST BEFORE THAT FATEFUL DAY.
AS SHE PLACED IT IN MY TREMBLIN' HAND I REMEMBERED
WHAT MY DADDY WOULD SAY..

CHORUS

I STAYED WITH MAMA ALL NIGHT LONG WITH THE WATCH BETWEEN OUR
HANDS, KNOWIN' THAT GOD WAS WATCHING US AS HE WEAVED HIS
MASTER PLAN... I READ THE ENGRAVING ON THE BACK WITH THE RISING
OF THE SUN... IT READ, "HAPPY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY, LOVE" . .
NINE/ELEVEN/TWO-THOUSAND AND ONE.

CHORUS

Song Length
4:37
Genre
Classical - General


Lyric Credits T. Edwin Doss
Music Credits T. Edwin Doss