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Before My Eyes
Lyrics
Last night I had an awesome dream
It was summertime and I was just a kid
My dad and I were walking along the stream
The way we often did.

I stood beside him in the water
My face was shining like a brand new dime
I had a million questions and a crooked smile
Just feeling glad to have his time

My father walked out in the water
With that old dog and me in tow
Mayflies riding on a summer wind
Then touching down on blue below
And as the trout began to rise
Cottonwood and caddis flies
Were filling up the air like falling snow

All at once I was ten... again...
With a fly rod in my hand
A rainbow trout on the end
I was smiling back at my old man
Beneath summer skies
I watched my life pass before my eyes
I watched my life... pass before my eyes

Bridge
The hands of time are hard to hold
Little boys grow up and Dads grow old
And Grace pours down like rain from up above
Graduation days then wedding bells
Broken hearts and sad farewells
Until all that's left are legacies and love...
And we've got love...

My boy stood beside me in the water
His face was shining like a brand new dime
He had a million questions and a crooked smile
That looked an awful lot like mine...
And as the trout began to rise
The cottonwood and caddis flies
Took me back to another place in time

And I was ten... again...with a fly rod in my hand
A rainbow trout on the end
I was smiling back at my old man
Beneath summer skies
I watched my life pass before my eyes
I watched my life... pass before my eyes
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Lyric Credits: Scott Jeffrey
Music Credits: Scott Jeffrey, Al Biela
Producer Credits: Al Biela
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Performance Credits: Scott Jeffrey, Al Biela
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Song Length: 5:31
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Father
Subject Matter 2: Boys, Men
Similar Artist 1: John Denver
Similar Artist 2: Willie Nelson