Song Lyrics along with Inspiration from Marie...

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WHEN WILL HE LEARN?
 

By Jeff Chapman, Clint Clarkson, Marie Siemens

 

V:

His clothes are changed; he’s headed out the door, goin’ drinkin’ with the guys.

She comes to him with a great big smile a sparkle in her eyes.

She says I’ve made a change in the baby’s room so won’t you come and see?

He said I can’t right now, gotta get going, the guys are waiting for me.

 

C: 

Is he blind? When will he learn life's not always about him?

Time slips away, gone is another day, another missed opportunity.

Life passes by and then he’ll die and in the end what does he have?

Only memories of how he let her down as he tried to be her man.
 

When will he learn?

When will he learn?

 

V2:

She came into the living room where he sat to watch TV

Her eyes beaming with excitement; full of curiosity

She says 'Hey Daddy, I got this puzzle, and it looks like fun

He said 'I can't right now, lookin' at the news maybe some other time hun.'

 

C:  

Is he blind? When will he learn life's not always about him?

Time slips away, gone is another day, another missed opportunity.

Life passes by and then he’ll die and in the end what does he have?

Only memories of how he let her down as he tried to be her dad.
 

When will he learn?

When will he learn?

 

B:

She sits alone under the shady elm, in her own quiet place

He takes a seat next to her with a grin on his face

He touched her heart when he held her hand

She says, ‘You're such a boy; but you'll always be my man'  

 

C:

Is he blind? When will he learn life's not always about him?

Time slips away, gone is another day, another missed opportunity.

Life passes by and then he’ll die and in the end what does he have?

Only memories of how he let em’ down as he tried to be around.

 

He says, 'I haven't been there for you but now I see'

Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?

 

He’s finally learned!

He’s finally learned!

 

(© 2008 Chapman, Clarkson, Siemens, - ASCAP All Rights Reserved)

 

Genre: Country

Time: 3m 59s

 

‘WHEN WILL HE LEARN’ Backstory:
 

This song is about a man’s reflection on his relationship with his wife and daughter

after realizing that life is not just about him but those around him.