Hank Thomas
In My Eyes (for Tracy Jean)
 
Lyrics
It was the hottest night, in late July
Not a breeze was blowin'
That old fan motor sparked and started my whole world on fire
She was barely three years old, she slept right through the whole time
She's still sleeping now, it's thirty years gone by
(Chorus)
I'm not much for religion and,
I don't believe a simple man,
Can know the things that happen when we die
I don't know where you've gone to or even if there is a heaven
But you'll always be an angel in my eyes

You're momma left soon after that,
I just started drinkin'
And wasted the next ten years of my life.
I can't complain, don't get me wrong,
There's lots of good things happened.
Like this woman that I love and call my wife.

I laid my Daddy next to you, two weeks ago, this Friday noon.
And it hurt to see your name on that small stone.
I wonder what your momma thinks, if she missed you, much as I do
If she curses that same fire in the night.
You'll always be an angel in my eyes.

I've had my share of loves in life,
I've got four more just like you.
They've grown up well i guess they're doin' fine.
Too bad they never had the chance, to know or see or hold you.
You're something of a legend in their minds.

I'm not much for religion and,
I don't believe a simple man,
Can know the things that happen when we die
I don't know where you've gone to or even if there is a heaven
But you'll always be an angel in my eyes.
Oh, you'll always be an angel, in my eyes.

Credits
Lyrics Credits: Hank Thomas
Music Credits: Hank Thomas
Producer Credits: Hank Thomas
Publisher Credits: ThunderHead Publishing
Performance Credits: Hank Thomas & Silent Thunder
Label Credits: ThunderHead Records
Description
Short Song Description:
It's a sad, sad song.
Story Behind the Song:
More than 30 years after the tragic death of my daughter, Tracy Jean, I am finally able to write about it.
Metadata
Song Length: 4:06
Primary Genre: Country-Traditional
Secondary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Mood 1: Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1: Johnny Cash
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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