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The Box
On the top shelf in the closet
In the workshop where he spent his extra time
Was a dusty wooden box that I had never noticed 'til that night
Then we set it on the table; carefully, we opened up the top
And stared into the memory
Daddy kept inside the box

There was a letter from Mamma, when she went out to Reno
To help her sister out in '62
And a flower from Hawaii, when they went on vacation
It was the first time that my daddy ever flew

And the pocket knife I gave to him on Fathers day
Years ago; I thought it had been lost
We all thought his heart was made of solid rock
That was long before we found the box

I guess we always knew it, but "I love you" was hard for him to say
Some men show it easy, and some just never seem to find the way
But that night I began to see a softer side of someone I had lost
I saw the love he kept inside the first time when we opened up the box

There was a picture that was taken, when he and Mom were datin'
Standing by his 1944
And a faded leather Bible he got when he was baptised
I guess no-one understood him like the Lord

And the poem that he had written all about his wife and children
The tender words he spoke were quite a shock
We all thought his heart was made of solid rock
But that was long before we found the box
We all thought his heart was made of solid rock
But that was long before we found the box

Written by:

Randy Travis Wikipedia16; Buck Moore

Produced by:

Kyle Lehning Wikipedia16