make believe lyrics – jj heller

you said you couldn’t keep me when you were seventeen
too young to be a father
you kissed my hand and took your leave
and you taught me how to make believe

make believe i was a gift to you from heaven
make believe that you would take me as your own
make believe that you would set the mark of what a man should be
you taught me how to make believe

and now that i’ve grown older
i long for us to meet
i have a million questions
but most of all i want to see
if all of it was make believe

another year has come and gone
i am living with your family
and i feel right at home
in the place where i always wanted to be

i’m going out this evening
i check the mirror twice
you stop me on the staircase
you kiss my hand and say that i look beautiful tonight

and i believe i was a gift to you from heaven
and i believe that you would take me as your own
i believe that you set the mark of what a man should be
now i don’t have to make believe

/ jj heller lyrics