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I was 500 miles away
When I got the call that cold winter day
Mama was crying when she said son hurry home
She said your grandpa's not doing well
And the doctor said it's hard to tell
But by the looks of things
He don't have long
Lord I knew someday this time would come
So before you take him home

Wait till I get there
Don't let him leave this world
Without me having the chance to say goodbye
I want to tell him I love him
And I'll miss him everyday
Lord I know he's going to a better place
But if you're going to take him today, oooooh
Wait till I get there

I left my heart lying on the floor
As I grabbed my keys and ran out the door
Caught a red eye flight back home to my hometown
And as the silver wings touch the midnight sky
Looking down over the world I realized how small life is
Like a grain of sand
Lord time with him, wish I had more
Now all I'm asking for

Wait till I get there
Don't let him leave this world
Without me having the chance to say goodbye
I want to tell him I love him
And I'll miss him everyday
Lord I know he's going to a better place
But if you're going to take him today, oooooh
Wait till I get there

I just want to hug his neck
Just one more time
And be there right beside him
When he closes his eyes

Wait till I get there
Don't let him leave this world
Without me having the chance to say goodbye
I want to tell him I love him
And I'll miss him everyday
Lord I know he's going to a better place
But if you're going to take him today, oooooh
Wait till I get there
Wait till I get there



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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 1:21 am
    I just recently heard this song a couple of days before i got news that my pap was about to pass away and i couldnt help but think of this song the whole way from va down to fl to try to be with him before he left and when i was 45 min away from him he passed away. Very touching meaning to me...

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