Who We Are

from by Tanya Thomas

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It was early in the morning, all his bags were packed, ready to go…
Where he would go she did not know
She was just a little girl, and her daddy was her world
She could never know why it was he had to go

He bent down to see her face, full of beauty and her mother’s grace
His tears betray his smile, how could he leave this precious child?
But he headed for the door, left her wondering what for
In her simple mind she thought he’d stay if she’d done more


Life will make you cry, tragedies that make you sit and wonder why,
(these things shape who we, these things shape who we are)
But it forces you to grow
Friends you know and love, but they all come and go
(these things shape who we, these things shape who we are)

He had a car, a girl, and tons of friends, he was a boy but thought he was a man…
He didn’t need his mom to hold his hand
Then he moved away from home, left his mama all alone
He got so busy that he rarely called her on the phone

Then his mama got real sick, something that they couldn’t fix
Before long her time was done, why wasn’t he a better son?
He took all her love for granted, only thought of what he wanted
Time ran out he never said ‘thank you’ for all that she’d invested


Things will happen you can’t control
when they do just make sure you know
Even from the bad things you’ll grow
You’ll be even stronger than you know


from Still Discovering EP, released July 12, 2011
Publisher: ENOGA Publishing (ASCAP)
Original music by: Clifton "CliffNotes" Ellens
Produced by: Jon "Sankeyz" Sanchez
Written by: Tanya Thomas
Bass by: Clifton "CliffNotes" Ellens
Drums Programmed by: Clifton "CliffNotes" Ellens
Piano by: Jon "Sankeyz" Sanchez
Recorded by: Clifton "CliffNotes" Ellens Road Side Studio (Stanton, CA)
Mixed and Mastered by: Drew Allsbrook (www.drewallsbrook.com) (Long Beach, CA)



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