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7 WHERE WAS I WHILE I WAS LIVING MY LIFE? (Closer To Country)

(George Douglas Lee)
August 26, 2017
George Douglas Lee

Where Was I While I Was Living My Life?

George Douglas Lee 2009 © Copyright 2009 G. D. Lee

Dedicated to Colin Douglas Lee

 

I was sorting through some old photographs

Snapshots from a previous life

Sentimental journey through forgotten pages

A present for my son and his new wife

 

I wanted them to see some history, of how our family came to be

A quarter century of people and pictures, the only one I could remember was me

 

Where was I - while I was living my life?

What was I doing - as the years rolled by?

How many times - will I wonder why?

Twenty-five years in a box sealed tight

Where was I - while I was living my life?

 

Who the hell were those people in my house?

I just can’t remember – a single one of them

I’m in the pictures, so I must’ve been there.

One of those rare occasions where I dropped in

 

I can’t recall very much at all, the train of thought passed me by

All those faces and places, the lovers and others

A lot of them are gone, I never said goodbye

 

Where was I - while - I was living my life?

What was I doing - as the years rolled by?

How many times - will I wonder why?

Twenty-five years in a box sealed tight

Where was I - while I was living my life?

 

Maybe I was drinking too much, Nothing made a lasting impression

Am I tryin’ to forget my rough and rowdy past?

I read somewhere depression causes memory suppression

 

My boy said “I wanted to go with you when mom kicked you out, but dad, but you don’t look good on paper”

 

Where was I - while I was living my life?

What was I doing - as the years rolled by?

How many times – will I wonder why?

Twenty-five years in a box sealed tight

Where was I - while I was living my life?

 

SOLO

 

On Christmas day, I gave my son the picture book

He remembered it all, we laughed and we cried

He helped me recall on that morning in December

I will never forget until the day I die…

 

Your children are the reason to get up in the morning

Your soul lives on through them

Daddy’s little boy really grew up fast

I’ll never forget a single moment with him

 

I’m so glad I was there - while he was living his life

Growing up together - as the years rolled by

Twenty five years - I’m glad to be alive

When my time is up, I’m gonna be alright

Because my son will be there – for the rest of my life