Jack's Lyrics: the Music & Lyrics of Jack Sparks

Thanks to You

Credits
Lyric Credits: Jack Sparks
Music Credits: Jack Sparks
Producer Credits: Denis D'Aoust
Performance Credits: Denis D'Aoust
Description
Short Song Description:
This is a song about my current rather unusual relationship through which I've found a great deal of acceptance and love over the years.
Long Song Description:
This is actually a rewrite of a song I had written years before for a different girlfriend.
Story Behind the Song:
The inspiration for the original song, meeting that girlfriend,came about quite by chance, by accident. I was languishing in a world of surfers, druggies and feeling pretty out of place when I said hello to her and she responded thinking I was some other guy she'd met. The rest was history-my history.
The girl in the re-write was no accident but no less life-changing.
Metadata
Song Length: 4:21
Primary Genre: Pop-Easy Listening
Secondary Genre: Pop-General
Tempo / Feel: Floating
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Laugh, Smile
Subject Matter 2: Jealousy
Mood 1: Glad
Mood 2: On Cloud Nine
Similar Artist 1: Johnny Mathis
Language: English
Era: 1970 - 1979
Lyrics
Woke up that mornin'
Never knew how my life'd be changed
Got up that morning
Still feelin' that some ol pain

Then you opened my eyes
To the sunlight
Put all the clouds behind
A brand new day
And all the questions I had
in my mind
I let them go 'cuz now I know
I'm okay

CHORUS

Thanks to you
I put my arms around
The needin' child in me
Thanks to you
I can truly be a man when I need to be
Thanks to you
I'm not afraid to let
The world see me
Thanks to you
I know it's true
Thanks to you.

All my life
I been chasin' rainbows
Never quite reachin' the end
All my life
I've been searchin' for
A road to take me home
All my life
I've needed you my friend

Then you opened my eyes
To the sunlight
Put all the clouds behind
A brand new day
And all the questions I had
in my mind
I let them go 'cuz now I know
I'm okay

CHORUS

Thanks to you
I can say hello
To parts of me
That I'd thought I'd let go
Thanks to you
I can laugh like a fool
Don't have to put on a show
Thanks to you
At last I feel warm beside the fire
Thanks to you
Thanks to you
Thanks to you