Album: Sincerely Yours
Track: I'm Writing You This Letter
Artist(s): Confession
Release: 2010
Pen Bleed Publishing (ASCAP)


Verse1:
Mom, I wanna thank you for all that you ever did
Paying for this - paying for that; raising your kids
You were the main provider
And everybody on the block knows my moms’ a rider
I remember when I’d need a buck
You’d let me go in your change bottle for a dollar; holler for the ice cream truck
And how you’d get mad when I played in the field
With my buddy; get myself all muddy like I laid in the field
Its those times I remember the best
All though its over I will never forget
Now that I’m older; nothing but respect and love from me
Kicking me out ‘s the best thing you’ve ever done for me
Taught me I wasn’t the man I had to really be
And everything that you’ve instilled in me is still in me
And here I stand; this far with my own hands
You’ve done your job now your boy is a grown man; and so I thank you

Hook
Mom, I’m writing you this letter
To let you know things are good and could only get better
I know sometimes I don’t show my utmost appreciation
For all you’ve done and will do for me; I thank you
Dad, I’m writing you this letter
To let you know things are good and could only get better
I know sometimes I don’t show my utmost appreciation
For all you’ve done and will do for me; I thank you

Verse2:
Dad, I wanna thank you for all that you’ve ever done
Bad times, huh, I cant remember one
It was you that taught me how to be a man
And handle my business like a man’s supposed to do
You took me in when I was lost with nowhere to turn
All I had was my possessions with the lessons learned
No matter what it was, Dad, I knew I had support
But it was hard as a child going back and forth
I tried to act strong, but what else was I supposed to do
So every time I left I couldn’t help but get emotional
Its sad to say many dad’s never stay around
Thanks for being there, pop, one day I’ll make you proud
I’m scared to have kids, but should I ever happen to
I’ll be okay if I am half as good a Dad as you
And here I stand; this far with my own hands
You’ve done your job now your boy is a grown man; and so I thank you

Hook

Verse3:
July 19, 1983
The best day as far as I can see
Honestly, I gotta be real clear and open to
Let you know I’m proud to be a part of both of you
But sometimes I wonder if you didn’t get divorced
What would life be like if we were never ripped apart
Cuz when I was with you dad, I would miss my mom
And flip it back, with my mom I would miss my dad
But the simple fact is I would never trade a million bucks
A million cars, a million homes, I don’t give a . . . .
Pardon my profanity, but I would never change
Cuz every second shared has made me who I am today
I hope you can look at me and know you raised me well
I’ll always be your baby boy though its hard to tell
And here I stand; this far with my own hands
You’ve done your job now your boy is a grown man; and so I thank you

Hook

[talk] I also wanna dedicate this. . . To my sister. . . Who was like a second mother to me. . . . I love you. . .