1. The Journey

From the recording El Camino Real


Well, the journey begins when we are all born
We emerge from the dark and into the fold of our mother's
Warm arms
It continues on around the age of ten
You're running for the door with a big ole grin on your face
Your mother trailing close behind
And she's seeing
That it's only a matter of time and then you're gone
Into the world

Well, a teenage boy and I was buckin' the rules
Thought that my parents were the biggest fools in life
That I had ever known
At the age of twenty-one a girl won my heart
I was heading for the door for a brand new start in life
Mother trailing close behind
And she was reeling
With the feeling
That soon her baby boy would be gone

To his journey into the world
As the ocean of life unfurled
Praying for a grace to carry on
For the storms of life that would surely come
As he sailed his vessel across the waves of this journey
Into the world
Hey, hey, hey
Sha, la, la, la
For this journey into the world
Hey, yeah
©2003 Joey McGee (BMI)