ALABAMA lyrics - In Pictures

ALABAMA
"In Pictures"

I've got her photograph
On a stand by my bed
Two on the mantel
And thousands in my head
I can't believe how fast she's growing
It ain't suppose to be like this
Every time I look at her
I see how much I've missed

I missed her first steps
Her first words
I love you daddy
Is something I seldom hear
Oh it hurts me so
To watch my girl grow
Up in pictures

I send the money down
I do my best to do my part
But it can't compare
With what I pay with my heart
There's still unanswered questions
That weigh heavy on my mind
Will she ever understand the reasons why

I missed her first steps
Her first words
I love you daddy
Is something I seldom hear
Oh it hurts me so
To watch my girl grow
Up in pictures

It takes all I have
To keep the tears inside
What I wouldn't give if
I could turn back time

I missed her first steps
Her first words
I love you daddy
Is something I seldom heard
Oh it hurts me so
To watch my baby grow
Up in pictures