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Sixteen finds me
Blowing out candles and making wishes
And all around me
Is everyone but the one I'm wishing for
And he sent me flowers
And gift-wrapped excuses
From a daddy whose daughter
Wants to see him again

And I know, I know
It's just another birthday
But I guess I thought
This would be the one
When he would call me, see me
Hold me and free me
But it's just another birthday

And I'll be fine
I'll be fine

Nineteen finds me
And I'm wild-eyed and wide open
I gave myself away to love
But backseat promises fade like a mist
I'm screaming at the midnight air
Everyone hears me but I don't care
My heart's clenched just like a fist
'Cause, people, I didn't ask for any of this

And I'm not fine
I'm not fine

In the company of strangers
In a cold and sterile room
All alone with a child inside me
And I don't know what to do
Jesus, can You hear me
Come and heal my brokenness
Put the pieces back together
And be a Father to the fatherless

Twenty-one finds me
Blowing out candles and making wishes
And all around me
My barefoot princess twirls and sings
It's so amazing
Looking back at all God's brought us through
You are my happy birthday
And you were born to break the chains

Now I know, I know
It's not just another birthday
'Cause I'm here, she's here
And look how far we've come
Since you've called me, saw me
Held me and freed me
Thank you, Lord, for another birthday
And we'll be fine
We'll be fine

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    Maria Joy BeamApr 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    this song makes me tear up every time I hear it! God loves you and he'll be your father when your earthly father isn't around. he is an amazing father who fills in even for the fathers who are doing their best! no one is perfect. girls and boys with out a father, God can heal you from the emptiness and pain its causing. fathers, God can give you the strength and ability to be the dad you need to be. its never to late to become the father your child needs. there is hope! I'm here for anybody who needs me! I will be your friend and try to help you through things and give you the best advice I know to give! I love you and so does God! text me at 817-380-3223 or add me on facebook or both! would love to be a help!
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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    If you are looking up to your earthly parents(father), you will be disappointed, discouraged and it will be "just another birthday. " but if you look up to and hold on to god, you will never be disappointed because he (god) is a father who cares for his own and never lets them down.
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    UnregisteredMay 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Really dont' relate to the beginning because my dad passed when I was 14, and we had an amazing relationship, I was his princess his little girl, 19-21 I totally relate to, and my son is my world, he is my blessing from god and I thank him everyday for my prince! And coincedentally its my birthday today and his is a month away!
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    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    The parents are divorsed and the father was never there for the kid and the kid has to grow up with only her mother but the father never forgets her birthday. And he isn't even there when she has a kid of her own but she finds jesus and they learn to depend on him and they become happy because jesus is her father.
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    This was me at 16 but I got pregnant at 17 and I debated not having my baby. Jesus christ got a hold of me and I had my daughter. Jesus christ is my provider and he is my father and my daughters father. I thank god everyday for the birth of my beautiful daughter. It is hard being a young single mom but with god all things are possibe. We don't have to be without a dad because god is our dad! There is hope in jesus christ.

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