Sufyan (Ryan's Son) (ft. Jessica Louise)

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lyrics

VERSE 1
Sufyan, what’s up little man?
If you see your dad, I got a message for you to send
I’m not the sentimental type - well, I sometimes cry -
but these are words I’ve waited my whole life to write, you see
He and I used to dream about the future
After school on science team with (Ms. Gupta)
He was dating Anna Lu, I was dating Anne Lee, we all broke up but still remember it fondly
Years later, he met your mommy, they went from dating to engaging into wedding ring
next thing came you, they became a family
.and the whole time, I was away traveling.
I always forgot to send a gift,
So birthdays and holidays have all been things I missed
But words and melodies and memories I can give
So here’s a present to present to you on the day that you turn six!

CHORUS
Wherever you go
If ever you fall
Whenever you’re lonely
This song will guide you
x2

VERSE 2
Sufyan, what’s up little guy?
Your dad and I have changed a lot since junior high
But that’s just how the years go by, our lives take off and we forget that time, flies, mm.
I was feelin ungrounded, when I forgot that little town that we grew up in
But life is a garden bein groomed, I realized I’ll always have ties to my (roots).
Thanksgiving brought us all home and Ryan brought you over to my parents’ living room
We talked as you played your games, and I knew:
Our youth never died, it lives on (in you) - so,
I pray that you (never lose)
The admiration for your dad that I (see in you)
Not just a parent, he’s a friend and my brother and I hope you grow to be a man like I see in your father

BRIDGE
May your storms bring rainbows
And your trials make you thankful
And evry painful experience be a tutor teaching you lessons that you can’t lose
In darkness, you will be a light
And you’ll always find the sun after every night
And your innocence and knowledge will be robes that serve as armor you can wear to evry trial and fight

FINAL CHORUS
Wherever you go
If ever you fall
Whenever you’re lonely
This song will guide you
x2
Home
Home
Home
This song will guide you

credits

from Arrivals, released September 2, 2016
Produced by Joe Kye.
Engineered by Sean Stack at Fat Cat Studio (Sacramento)
Written and performed by jason chu, Jessica Louise

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