Sweet Sadness
Written by Jack Sundrud and Craig Bickhardt

He was there to walk her to school

On her very first day
Kneeling down to tie her show
He had to turn away
She said daddy don't you cry
I'm six years old now
He knew he had to find the strength
To let her go, somehow

Sweet sadness
A little girl ends, a young lady starts
Sweet sadness
It fills him with joy and breaks his heart

Tenderly she puts them there
His picture and a red rose
On the single white empty chair
In the very first row
She thinks of him and there's a tear
Above her beautiful smile
How she wishes he was there
To walk her down the aisle

Sweet sadness (when you love so much it hurts)
One story ends, and another starts
Sweet sadness (then you know what love is worth)
In the midst of her joy, a breaking heart

Now she holds her baby boy
He's got his grandad's eyes
Caught between her tender hopes and memories
She cries...

Sweet sadness
Sweet sadness
Sweet sadness (when you love so much it hurts)
Sweet sadness (then you know what love is worth)