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New Song “Last Time” Now Available!

I am so excited to announce my brand new song, “LAST TIME” is now available on all platforms!  This song is so special to me.  I wrote it for my son Brooks when he was a newborn, and the song features some moments of him talking in between phrases.  When Brooks was a few weeks old, I discovered a lump in my chest. I went through a process of having a biopsy and there was a risk and conversation of breast cancer or some type of tumor.  He was only 2 months old at the time, and I remember sitting on my bed nursing him, crying, imagining the worst.  The results of the biopsy ended up showing just an overly swollen milk gland and it was nothing serious, which was obviously a huge relief.  But as long as I live, I’ll never forget what the nurse said to me:

When I was laying on the operating table being prepped for the biopsy, the nurse was asking me about my family, my kids, and when she found out I had a newborn baby, she told me something I will never forget:  “Soak up every single moment with them, especially the little moments, because you never know when the cute or sweet thing they are currently doing will be the last time they ever do it.  There’s no warning, it just happens one day, and then you realize they’ve grown out of that and moved into a new stage.  And you’ll never be able to get it back.”  

That night, Brooks was up in the night screaming, and I was so tired, and as I sat in the rocker holding him, listening to his little tiny breaths from his tiny little nose, and his tiny hand wrapped around my finger, this song was born.  I sat there, cried and held him, thanking God for him.

If you are a parent, this song is a MUST listen.  It’s a great reminder for me to soak up every single moment before it slips away!  Enjoy!  

LAST TIME

Words & Music by Shelly E. Johnson
© 2024 Shelly E. Johnson Music, Inc. (Admin. by Music Services).

Verse 1
Oh no, not again
You’re up at 2am
Screaming in your crib
It seems your scary dreams
Just won’t let you sleep
Will this ever end ?
As I rock you for what feels like
The hundredth times a million
Suddenly I’m frozen with this realization

Chorus
This time
Could be the last time
I’ll get to hold you
And sing your tears away
Time flies
In the blink of an eye
Without warning,
you’ll move on to the next stage
So I’ll soak this moment up just in case
This time is the last time

Verse 2
Holding you against my chest
I feel the rhythm of your breath
This is my favorite place
If I had the power
To make this last forever
I would freeze time and space

Chorus

Bridge
I can’t make life slow down
So I’ll savor the here and now
I memorize the sound of you giggling
We snuggle for a while
I get lost in your smile
Cause this moment soon will be a memory

Final Chorus
This time
Could be the last time
I’ll get to hold you
And sing your tears away
Time flies
In the blink of an eye
Without warning,
You’ll grow up and move away
So I’ll read you one more book and stay up late
And soak this moment up just in case
This time is the last time

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