Slipping Through My Fingers





For Jacob

Schoolbag in hand, he leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch him go with a surge of that well known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I'm losing him forever
And without really entering his world
I'm glad whenever I can share his laughter
That funny little boy

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in his mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
He keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, he and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake I let precious time go by
Then when he's gone, there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
Well, some of that we did, but most we didn't
And why, I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in his mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
He keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
(Slipping through my fingers)
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Schoolbag in hand, he leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
 
Miss my little boy
 
(apologies to Abba for changing the lyrics)
 

4 comments

  1. This song always makes me cry, and I think as our children are older the words are much more poignant. Bittersweet times Karen, as they grow up and don't need us as much. Take care lovely xx

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  2. It is certainly more applicable as they grow older Jean. I was the world to my son in the days when it was just me and him and I never imagined that one day he would no longer need me or indeed not even bother to contact me for days on end when he is away. It makes me so very sad xx

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  3. I also tear up every time I hear this song and my ittle one is only 6 1/2 so I've few years yet before it becomes reality for us.

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  4. Make the most of the years that they are young and still want cuddles. It breaks my heart how distant my eldest is these days xx

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