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Born in the valley
And raised in the trees
Of Western Kentucky
On wobbly knees
With mama beside you
To help you along
You'll soon be a growing up strong.
All the long, lazy mornings
In pastures of green
The sun on your withers
The wind in your mane
Could never prepare you
For what lies ahead
The run for the roses so red --
And it's run for the roses
As fast as you can
Your fate is delivered
Your moment's at hand
It's the chance of a lifetime
In a lifetime of chance
And it's high time you joined
In the dance
It's high time you joined
In the dance --
From sire to sire
It's born in the blood
The fire of a mare
And the strength of a stud
It's breeding and it's training
And it's something unknown
That drives you and carries
You home.
And it's run for the roses
As fast as you can
Your fate is delivered
Your moment's at hand
It's the chance of a lifetime
In a lifetime of chance
And it's high time you joined
In the dance
It's high time you joined
In the dance --



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    Orena TeitzelMar 8, 2013 at 7:25 am
    My dear sweet sweet Patrick. This song was from the day you were born. We heard it going to Seattle to the hospital. YOU ARE A CHAMPION. You were a champion the day you were born and YOU ARE A CHAMPION TODAY. You are going to be successful in this endeaver that you are facing today. You are running for the roses son. I love you with all my heart. Love mom
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    Patrick TeitzelMar 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm
    Everyday that is given to us is a blessing and a gift. I just live for the moments that are also given to us. Thank you for help me and giving me the guiding that was needed. Love ya mom
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    UnregisteredAug 27, 2012 at 6:05 am
    It means take all the opportunities while you still can, while you're still young and persevere to have a better life
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    I sang this to my son all the time before he was born. To me it means that it's time to join the dance of life and to go for whatever it is that you were created to accomplish.
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    UnregisteredJan 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    As you grow it is your turn to run in race of your life, with everything that your parents taught you. Then it is your turn to win the "roses" of the horse race

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