What My Life Is For

by Dani Shay

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Jeannie I have been a fan of Dani Shay for a long time. She always sings songs that come from the heart. I love the story behind the song. I have lost both of my Grandmas and can relate in that way as well. Beautiful lyrics and sounds ♥
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I wrote this song as a tribute to my Grandma Mary, right before my she passed away last year. Its purpose is to recognize moms (and dads), and the deep love they can feel for a child. One thing I know, is my parents always appreciated a good home-made gift. So now I release this homemade recording as little Mother's Day surprise…

lyrics

Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh, wha Oh
Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh...

Well, so as the story goes, I was less than 12 years old
When you told me I could be anything I wanna be.
And that's when I asked you what you did
With all of the dreams from when you were a kid,
And you just smiled and said, "Honey, those are gone, gone…"

"You became the Dream for me,
You became the Love.
You became the only thing I could ever even think of.
You are the World to me,
You're the Universe, plus more,
And you have unfolded me.
You've shown me what my life is for…"

Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh, wha Oh
Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh...

Now fast forward down the road, to when I moved away from home-
I saw you fighting back tears, y'didn't want me to see your fear,
But I did. And that's when I said, "Don't be afraid,
I know where I came from and that's never changed."
And you just smiled and said, "Honey, go… Go…"

"You became the Dream for me,
You became the Love.
You became the only thing I could ever even think of.
You are the World to me,
You're the Universe, plus more,
And you have unfolded me.
You've shown me what my life is for…"

Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh, wha Oh
Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh...

Then all of the sudden, the world that surrounded me changed;
The people, the buildings, the streets, they were all rearranged.
I'm growing up fast, but I won't forget how
To just sit, and laugh, and play.
Like you taught me to…
I'll always remember (you).

"You became the Dream for me,
You became the Love.
You became the only thing I could ever even think of.
You are the World to me,
You're the Universe, plus more,
And you have unfolded me.
You've shown me what my life is for…"

Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh, wha Oh
Ohh wha, Ohh wha Oh...

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released May 11, 2014
Written, Performed, and Home-Produced by: Dani Shay

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