Daddy hold me

Mama sing a song

Bend down and let me kiss you goodnight

Never let me go

This is where my world is

Right here, always by your side

Your little girl with trusting eyes

I look into your face and realize

There's nowhere in the world

I'd rather be

Than tucked away safely in your arms

When the world is closing in

And I don't know what to do

I know that I can run to you

Daddy don't be sad

Mama, please don't cry

I'm not such a little girl anymore

You've got to let me go

Out into the world

Where I can live my life on my own

Your little girl, now fairly grown

Although I won't admit it, I know

There's nowhere in the world

I'd rather be

Than tucked away safely in your arms

When the world is closing in

And I don't know what to do

I know that I can run to you

I'm on my own now

Out there in the world

But oh what I would give to be with you again

Such precious moments

Treasured in my memory

Why can't it be like it was back then?

Your little girl, now gone away

While I have the chance, I want to say

There's nowhere in the world

I'd rather be

Than tucked away safely in your arms

When the world is closing in

And I don't know what to do

I know that I can run to you

I know that I can come home to you