The Best Day

I'm five years oldIt's getting coldI've got my big coat on
I hear your laughAnd look up smiling at youI run and run
Past the pumpkin patchAnd the tractor ridesLook now -- the sky is goldI hug your legs and fall asleepOn the way home
I don't know why all the trees change in the fallI know you're not scared of anything at allDon't know if Snow White's house is near or far awayBut I know I had the best dayWith you today
I'm thirteen nowAnd don't know how my friendsCould be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and driveUntil we've found a townFar enough away
And we talk and window-shopUntil I've forgotten all their names
I don't know who I'm gonna talk toNow at schoolI know I'm laughing on the car ride home with youDon't know how long it's gonna take to feel okayBut I know I had the best dayWith you today
I have an excellent fatherHis strength is making me strongerGod smiles on my little brotherInside and outHe's better than I am
I grew up in a pretty houseAnd I had space to runAnd I had the best days with you
There is a videoI found from back when I was threeYou set up a paint set in the kitchenAnd you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate shipsAnd the seven dwarfsDaddy's smartAnd you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world
Now I know why all the trees change in the fallI know you were on my sideEven when I was wrongAnd I love you for giving me your eyesStaying back and watching me shine
And I didn't know if you knewSo I'm taking this chance to sayThat I had the best dayWith you today