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(Ahh-hah-hoowoo)
(Ahh-hah-oo-hoowoo)
(Ahh-hah-oo-hoowoo)

Pray God you can cope
I'll stand outside
This woman's worth
This woman's world
Oh it's hard on a man
Now his part is over
Now starts the craft of the father

I know you've got a little life in you left
I know you've got a lotta strength left
I know you've got a little life in you left
I know you've got a lotta strength left
I should be cryin' but I just can't let it show
I should be hopin' but I can't stop thinkin'
All the things we should've said that are never said
All the things we should've done that we never did
All the things we should've given, but I didn't
Oh darlin', make it go
Make it go away

Give me these moments
Give them back to me
Give me your little kiss
Give me your...

(I know you've got a little life in you left)
Give me your hand baby
(I know you've got a lotta strength)
Give me your pretty hand
(I know you've got a little life in you left)
Ooo show me you understand
(I know you've got a lotta strength left)
Your lovechild
(I know you've got a little life in you left)
Whatever you need baby
(I know you've got a lotta strength left)
Give me your hand
(I know you've got a little life in you left)
Give me your love
(I know you've got a lotta strength left)

I should be cryin' but I just can't let it show baby
I should be hopin' but I can't stop thinkin
All the things we should've said that we never said
All the things we should've done that we never did
All the things that you wanted from me
All the things that you needed from me
All the things we should've given, but I didn't
Oh darlin', make it go away now,
Just make it go away. (x2)



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  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    A man realizes the value of the woman he is either losing or has already lost. Sadness. Tragic. Time has run out and the pain of the memories won't go away. *this is my story. **advice: love fully & whole-heartedly young people. Give your all when and while you can, 'cause that one you love now may not be there tommorow?
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    The song was brilliantly written by Kate Bush for the movie "She's Having a Baby". My daughters and I watched it repeatedly back in the 80's. However, this song has since taken on a new meaning in 2014. My oldest daughter struggles with drug addiction and recovery has been an almost impossible process. I played Maxwell's version of the song for her on a long drive to a treatment facility. I prayed to God that she could learn to cope as I continue to stand outside "this woman's work", and let the craft of the father begin. The battle hasn't been won yet – but I know she has the strength to do it. I am uncertain of her outcome but the song inspires me to keep trying to encourage her, and I hope it inspires her to keep trying.
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    This song is about a woman giving birth! As much as I love love & basketball um... that was a whole different outlook of the song!I know its not Maxwell's song but it is a brilliant song with beautiful music and if you just listen to more besides the vocals and listen to more and the quality of his voice he is really telling the story.you can hear the emotion and passion and that's what Maxwell does and that is what he did in the song!
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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    As i held my mother's hand, endometrial cancer slowly took her away from us, and i couldn't cry - not in front of her. She showed us strength to the last and my father and brother and sisters and i prayed that it would all go away. But it didn't and i am reminded of all the things that i never said and did for her. Thank you mom for all of your sacrifices. You are missed!
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    I personally, suggest this song reflects how a man is committed to his wife and shows how loving he is... The feeling is mutual indeed

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