This song brought tears to my eyes

It’s a video but just the song no visuals – keeping it light.

Now, I’m not a big fan of the group (Staind), have only ever heard this song of theirs actually.And I’m partial to the song because as you may know I have a daughter named Zoe Jade (sounds like “Jane”, huh). Song is a few years old. But it’s the words that got to me. Reminds one of how often we’re just too busy (actually busy doing stuff, and just busy worrying, stressing etc about life) to really enjoy our kids.

And so often it has to do with our jobs and careers that just overwhelm us. We end up seldom looking deeply at our situation. At our lives. And trying to see how we can make them better – even if it’s just looking for a job closer to home, or a job we’re more interested in, which doesn’t drain all our mental and emotional resources every day.

[By the way … the “3 Steps to a Great New Job” programme – you may wonder what makes a job “Great” – is it money? sometimes, is it power? sometimes, is it position, recognition, opportunity? sometimes. But you’ll probably agree – if a job can allow you to spend more time with your kids, and be a less ‘hectic’ individual while doing so – that’s also “Great”. Right. So check out www.GreatNewJob.co.za for a programme that’ll help you with getting to grips with who you are, what you want/don’t want in your job or career, and how to get to what you want.]

Here are the lyrics:

well i want you to notice
to notice when i’m not around
and i know that your eyes see straight through me
and speak to me without a sound

[chorus]

i want to hold you
protect you from all of the things I’ve already endured
I want to show you
Show you all the things that this life has in store for you
I’ll always love you
the way that a father should love his daughter

when i walked out this morning
i cried as i walked to the door
i cried about how long i’d be away for
i cried about leaving you all alone

[chorus]

sweet zoe jane [x2]

so i wanted to say this
cuz i wouldn’t know where to begin
to explain to you what i have been through
to explain where your daddy has been

[chorus]

i want to hold you
protect you from all of the things I’ve already endured
I want to show you
Show you all the things that this life has in store for you
I’ll always love you
the way that a father should love his daughter

sweet zoe jane [x2]