Please Give Me Time

Track Number: 
2
Lyrics: 

( John Farrell/ Hope River Music)

As I sat at my desk I was listening
to each word that our teacher said
And when she asked us a question
the answer popped right in my head
My hand it shot up like a rocket,
my fingers they danced through the air
I felt really good until she called my name
And everyone started to stare

I forget, I forgot , I’m forgetful
But that doesn’t mean I don’t know
I’m just not as fast as some other kids
But that doesn’t mean that I’m slow
Now I’ve got some real good ideas
I had one a minute ago
Please give me time and remember
That everything takes time to grow

We went to the zoo on a field trip
We saw mammals and reptiles and birds
Our teacher asked “What is the difference?”
That’s easy, thought I , we just heard
So proudly I sent my arm flyin’
like a flag on a blustery day
She called my name and said, ”Speak loud
and clear,” and all of my thoughts flew away
( Chours)

This same kind of thing happened often
so I didn’t raise my hand anymore
And now when she asks us a question
I just sit and stare at the floor
Quite often I do know the answers
I’ve still got some real good ideas
I hope I can teach myself not to forget
I hope you can help me with my fears

I forget when I’m scared I‘m forgetful
but that doesn’t mean I don’t know
Asking me louder won’t help
I’m trying though it may not show
And I’ve still got some real good ideas
Some are just seeds that I’ve sown
Please give me time and remember
Everything takes time to grow
(Chorus)