It’s always a heavy experience to turn back and look at the way we grew up. With or without parents, with all our struggles, all our emotions and those special friends, no wonder people sing about it all the time.
here is always that one tune that plays in your head every time you think about something in particular. For me, think about my adolescent years brings up ‘Good Riddance’ by Green Day. Apart from the songs negative implication, it’s a beautiful tune that always takes me back to the school and college days.
Songs for Boys
A joyous moment for parents is to see their young boy turn into a confident, strong and handsome man. It is always heart warming to see your ‘little pet’ grow up and begin a journey of his own and climb the steps of success. The best way to give a loving piece of advice and a word of care to your boy is through the lyrics of beautiful songs, about a boy growing up.
Tough Little Boys – Gray Allen
The Best Day – George Strait
Half the Man – Brad Pisley
There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
I Am Nothing – Geremy Camp
Holy Moment – Matt Redman
Proud Father – Jon McLaughlin
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Never Die Young – James Taylor
Father and Son – Cat Steevens
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – John Lennon
The Riddle – Five For Fighting
Ready, Set, Go – Tokio Hotel
Star – Bryan Adams
Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses
Tough Little Boys – Harry Chapin
Growin’ Up – Bruce Springsteen
Hard-Earned Smile – David LaMotte’s
Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Denise Williams
Oh How The Years Go By – Vanessa Williams
Grow Up – Bishop Lamont
Songs for Girls
The ‘little bunny’, who always ran up to her daddy with tears in her eyes and the belief in her mind, that her daddy will sort out all her problems, is growing up. She is no longer a ‘little bunny’ and has turned in to a gorgeous young lady. Few songs about a girl growing up will surely leave her a with a memory that will be cherished all her life.
Always Be My Baby – Sara Evans
Let Them Be Little – Billy Deans
Mary’s Song – Taylor Swift
There Goes My Life – kenny Chesney
I Loved Her First – Heartland
Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
And My Wish – Rascal Flatts
In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
My Little Girl – Tom McGraw
Get Ready, Get Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray Cyrus ft Miley Cyrus
Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney
Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
My Daughter’s Growing Up – Bill Engvall
Watching Scotty Grow – Bobby Goldsboro
It’ll Come Back – Red Sovine
At Seventeen – Janis Ian
Find Your Wings – Mark Harris
May I Have This Dance? – Scott Krippayne
Daughters – John Mayer
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
When I’m 64 – The Beatles
My Girl – Temptations
There are few more songs about children growing up like:
I’m an Adult Now – The Pursuit of Happiness
I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly
We go Together – Grease
Forever Young – Rod Stewart
Cat’s in the Cradle – Harry Chaplin
You always experience mixed feelings when you see little children grow up. You are proud of your child and want to wish him or her all the luck and fortune in the world. Yet, on the other side, the hidden parent inside you cries inconsolably wanting the time to stand still for eternity and letting kids remain kids, forever. When our little baby begins to crawl, it is a joyous moment. When the toddler begins to walk, it is an achievement. When you hear the first word spoken by your baby, it becomes a memory. When you say goodbye to your child at their first day at school, you begin to dream about their successful academic future. The day your kid turns eleven, it is a moment of great happiness. And the sweet sixteen party, we see the image of a beautiful woman or a handsome man in ‘daddy’s little girl’ or ‘mamas little boy’. Graduation day is an exhilarating moment that is beyond words. I can go on and on about the various stages that one sees their children, siblings, prodigy or loved ones, etc. growing up to.
Parents take a lot of pain and trouble to bring up their children right and do everything they possibly can, to fulfill all their needs. You may have all your differences with your kid, but at the end, it’s their happiness that matters. When you are celebrating an important aspect of their life-like growing up, these songs will help get the message of love and care through. As far as my kids are concerned, they will be treated with their mother’s favorite song about growing up, by Doris Day:
‘Que sera, sera.
Whatever will be, will be.
The future’s not ours to see.
Que sera, sera.
What will be, will be ……’.