1.05.2009

the best day

i'm five years old, it's getting cold; i've got my big coat on.
i hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, i run and run
past the pumpkin patch and tractor rides--look, now, the sky is gold.
i hug your legs and fall asleep the whole way home.

and i don't know why all the trees change in the fall,
i know you're not scared of anything at all.
don't know if snow white's house is near or far away,
but i know i had the best day with you, today.

i'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean,
i come home crying and you hold me close and grab the keys.
we drive and drive and drive until we find a town far enough away
and we talk and window shop 'til i've forgotten all their names.

i don't know who i'm gonna talk to now at school
but i know i'm laughing on the car ride home with you.
don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay,
but i know i had the best day with you today.

i have an excellent father; his strength is making me stronger.
god smiles on my little brother; inside and out he's better than i am.
i grew up in a pretty house and i had space to run
and i had the best days with you...

there is a video i found from back when i was three
you set up a paint set in the kitchen and your talking to me.
it's the age of princesses and pirates and the seven dwarfs
my daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world.

now i know why all the trees change in the fall
i know you were on my side even when i was wrong,
and i love you for giving me your eyes,
staying back and watching me shine
and i didn't know if you knew so i'm taking this chance to say
that i had the best day with you today.
"the best day" by taylor swift

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