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Bobby Goldsboro Lyrics

See the tree, how big it's grown
But friend it hasn't been too long
It wasn't big
I laughed at her and she got mad,
The first day that she planted it
Was just a twig
Then the first snow came and she ran out
To brush the snow away
So it wouldn't die
Came runnin' in all excited,
Slipped and almost hurt herself
And I laughed till I cried

She was always young at heart,
Kinda dumb and kinda smart
And I loved her so
And I surprised her with a puppy
Kept me up all Christmas Eve two years ago
And it would sure embarrass her
When I came in from workin' late
'Cause I would know
That she'd been sittin' there and cryin'
Over some sad and silly late, late show

And honey, I miss you and I'm bein' good
And I'd love to be with you if only I could

She wrecked the car and she was sad
And so afraid that I'd be mad
But what the heck
Though I pretended hard to be
Guess you could say she saw through me
And hugged my neck
I came home unexpectedly
And caught her cryin' needlessly
In the middle of a day
And it was in the early spring
When flowers bloom and robins sing
She went away

And honey, I miss you and I'm bein' good
And I'd love to be with you if only I could

One day while I was not at home
While she was there and all alone
The angels came
Now all I have is memories of honey
And I wake up nights and call her name
Now my life's an empty stage
Where honey lived and honey played
And love grew up
And a small cloud passes overhead
And cries down on the flower bed
That honey loved

And see the tree how big it's grown
But friend it hasn't been too long
It wasn't big
And I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it,
Was just a twig

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Christopher Simpson

A few years ago I was doing an article on insipid, sentimental pop songs and of course this one came to mind. I hadn't listened to it since I was a teen and it first came out, so I found it on YouTube and listened to it again just to refamiliarize myself with the syrupy-sweet and shallow lyrics.

It took about 10 minutes after the song had ended for me to get myself under control.

My first wife and I divorced after seven years of marriage, and the end wasn't great. But the first six years were truly special. And it was amazing just how closely her personality back then matched that of "Honey."

But then things changed and and ultimately we separated and then divorced. She married again and I met the absolute love of my life and we've been together for 38 years.

But those initial six years with her were truly special. And I mourned the loss for quite some time. And then she died a few years ago and I was once again reminded of the happiness we'd had in our early years. (I've written about that here:

It was sometime after that I was writing the article on soppy sentimental pop pieces and listened to Honey again for the first time since its initial airing back in 1968.

I never did write that article.

All comments from YouTube:

Nandy Soto

One of the loveliest songs ever written. This song is not only beautiful, but it takes us back to a time that many of us can remember fondly. At 57, I can honestly say that I grew in the best time in human history.

Nandy Soto

@Kevin jones or gay, or Jewish, or middle eastern, or a lot of other cultures and races. What's you point? Get over yourself dude. The comment was about music, not you.

Kevin jones

As long as you weren't black, those were great times.


Same here.

Donna Rae Bruso-Winauski

@Gregory Zischke l still have not ever found the answer to the age old question "Who
Let the Dogs Out"?

Gregory Zischke

Im sixty 63, what a great time to be alive. The Music, Omg, in any genre , I feel sorry for what these kids think is good today!

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Tony No Llores

1 thousand dislikes, these sad and lonely people don’t know what love is. This is one of the most beautiful songs ever made. Bobby sang it perfectly

Jeanie Kennedy

I love that and periodically play it from my collection on You Tube

Tony No Llores

@Wolf Lair I grew up in 80s listening to Metallica, motley crew, Def Leppard oh Can’t forget AC/DC and scorpions. I still loved this song

Tony No Llores

@Jeanie Kennedy Not all men feel or think that way. I fell in love with an amazing woman in 2014, we had a falling out in 2015. I still think of her and I’m still single because I miss her. When I think of her my heart hurts

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