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Grant Bentley: Music

That Walk With You

(Grant Bentley)
August 1, 2015
Written by Grant Bentley
The genesis of this song came from an interaction I had with someone my age who saw a picture of my daughter and tried to the math on how old I would be when she reached adulthood. Of course it's not just adulthood that matters in life, it's milestones (like a marriage or a death). Two events happened close enough to each other for me to use them in one song.
There once was a man that I knew
Who chose a life out of doors.
The last time I saw him alive
We talked of a place to explore.

But in a wistful way he seemed to say

CHORUS:
If I can’t take THAT WALK WITH YOU
An angel will come to guide you through.
He probably won’t wear my worn out old hat
But spend a little time and he’ll pay you back
If I can’t take THAT WALK WITH YOU.

We’re blessed to see you every day.
I was fifty when you first came our way.
Little girl when you’re ready for love
I’ll be pushing seventy or above.

So on your wedding day, when it’s time to begin

SECOND CHORUS:
If I can’t take THAT WALK WITH YOU
An angel will come to guide you through.
He won’t be dressed in white as you are.
But rest on his arm and you’ll travel far
If I never take THAT WALK WITH YOU.

BRIDGE:
Why is it so, as far as we know,
A big door closes shut when we go?
But right on cue, out of the bluest blue,
A small window opens up we see through.

THIRD CHORUS:
If I can’t take THAT WALK WITH YOU
An angel will come to guide you through.
Never look back it’s not worth the time
Just follow your heart like I followed mine
If I can’t take THAT WALK WITH YOU.

If I can’t take…if I just can’t make…if I can’t take THAT WALK WITH YOU.