Sixteen finds me, blowing out candles and making wishes
And all around me is everyone but the one I’m wishing for
And he sent me flowers and gift-wrapped excuses
From a daddy whose daughter wants to see him again

And I know, I know, it’s just another birthday
But I guess, I thought this would be the one
When he would call me, see me, hold me and free me
But it’s just another birthday and I’ll be fine
I’ll be fine

Nineteen finds me and I’m wild-eyed and wide open
I gave myself away to love
But backseat promises fade like a mist
I’m screaming at the midnight air
Everyone hears me but I don’t care
My heart’s clenched just like a fist
‘Cause, people, I didn’t ask for any of this

And I know, I know, it’s just another birthday
But I guess, I thought this would be the one
When he would call me, see me, hold me and free me
But it’s just another birthday and I’m not fine
I’m not fine

In the company of strangers, in a cold and sterile room
All alone with a child inside me and I don’t know what to do
Jesus, can You hear me, come and heal my brokenness
Put the pieces back together and be a Father to the fatherless

Twenty-one finds me, blowing out candles and making wishes
And all around me, my barefoot princess twirls and sings
It’s so amazing, looking back at all God’s brought us through
You are my happy birthday, and you were born to break the chains

Now I know, I know, it’s not just another birthday
‘Cause I’m here, she’s here and look how far we’ve come
Since you’ve called me, saw me, held me and freed me
Thank You, Lord, for another birthday and we’ll be fine
We’ll be fine

Words & Music : Tom Douglas, John Mark Hall

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