Petal On a Rose

She’s the apple of her father’s eye
She’s a petal on a rose
She’s an angel who is soon to fly
All this, her mother knows
She’s as sweet as the mountain air
More innocent than snow
She is loved and she is cherished
But it’s time to let her go

A young woman now she wants to be
For all the world to see
That baby in her mother’s arms
No more will ever be
The years have come and gone so fast
As we stood and watched her grow
She’s ready now to test her wings
And it’s time to let her go

A father’s heart is broken
and a mother’s torn in two
When the day comes for choosin’
to do what she has to do

There’s a tear in her father’s eye
as he walks away alone
and slowly goes into the house
that she’ll always know as home
the memories will come and go
but will never fade away
We will love and we will cherish
them until our dying day

A father’s heart is broken
and a mother’s torn into two
When the day comes for choosin’
to do what she has to do

She’s the apple of her father’s eye
She’s a petal on a rose
She’s an angel who is soon to fly
All this, her mother knows

She’s as sweet as the mountain air
More innocent than snow
She is loved and she is cherished
But it’s time to let her go
She is loved and she is cherished
But it’s time to let her go oooooh