I Can't Stop You

Up all night, pen to paper - four page letter

Should have known better than to think you would read it

Guess I wanted you to know

That I didn't want to let you go

 

Been dreading this day since the day you told me

That director called, said he liked your pictures

And he wanted to meet you

I died the day I said to you

You gotta do what you gotta do

 

I can't stop you

You're a wheel already rolling
I can't keep you

You're a bird on a wing, you're about to fly

I can't hold you

You were never mine to hold

Guess I gotta let you go, let you go, let you go

Heaven knows - I don't wanna let you go

But I can't stop you

 

Rubber to road - pedal to metal

Couldn't care less, half way to Memphis

When the blue lights slowed me down

State trooper said "91 - who the hell you chasin', son?"

 

I told him all about your angel face

Your green-eyed dreams, your headstrong ways

He took my license and ran my plates

I counted 84 trucks go by

And on that shoulder I began to cry

 

I can't stop you

You're a wheel already rolling
I can't keep you

You're a bird on a wing, you're about to fly

I can't hold you

You were never mine to hold

Guess I gotta let you go, let you go, let you go

Heaven knows - I don't wanna let you go

But I can't stop you

 

It finally hit that you were gone

Just outside Jackson on the drive back home

 

I can't stop you

You're a wheel already rolling
I can't keep you

You're a bird on a wing, you're about to fly

I can't hold you

You were never mine to hold

Guess I gotta let you go, let you go, let you go

Heaven knows

 

I can't stop you

You're a wheel already rolling
I can't keep you

You're a bird on a wing, you're about to fly

I can't hold you

You were never mine to hold

Guess I gotta let you go, let you go, let you go

Heaven knows - I don't wanna let you go

But I can't stop you

 

You're a wheel already rolling baby

 

 (Jeffrey Steele/Danny Mark Wells)

(c) 2004 Songs Of Teracel/Songs Of Windswept Pacific/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)