the gift of life lyrics – desmond child

we were young, we were restless
we were reaching for the skies
we had p*ssion and we burned down the night
just a high school prince and princess
we built castles in the sky
when you’re so much in love
there is no wrong or right
we weren’t ready for the child in our lives
we weren’t ready then
we were children ourselves
but it still hurts inside

chorus
i hope you’re still up in heaven
’cause i need you now
i hope you’re still a little angel
and can hear my prayers somehow
someday when i’m older
there will be no doubt
i hope you’re still up in heaven
’cause i need you now

you’d be sixteen now and counting
you’d have lovers of your own
and i’d be staying up just for you to come home
when the gift of life is taken
can it ever be returned
or are you waiting in the wings of my soul
we weren’t ready for the child in our lives
we weren’t ready then
we were children ourselves
i know our choice was right

you gotta make your choices
it’s gonna be your choice
it’s our god given right
it’s the gift of life
to make your choices
some of them will hurt
but you know what’s right inside
that’s the gift of life

well now i’m ready
i need somebody to hold
my hands are empty
and i’m reaching for you
when i’m all alone

the gift of life is precious
i wanna give it back somehow

/ desmond child lyrics