Connected To You

A song for Noelle Hemphill


The last time I saw you, I was eight years old.
Flew out of Denver, away from the cold.
It takes so long, to get back home.

I was adopted at seven months old.
I've got two brothers that I've never known.
This is the place, where I was born.

Chorus:
I've got a picture with a smile we share.
I hold this place in my heart, like a burden we share.
I remember you loved me for who I am.
I can see what my life could have been.
Take care of my brothers, tell them I'll be home soon.
The lines on my hands connect me to you.


Verse 2:
Walked through the market on a sunny day.
We bought some pearls from Ha Long Bay.
It's so beautiful; I wish I could stay.

Chocolate filled crackers, exotic fruits.
We had some Pho, my favorite soup.
There's a red thread, between me and you.

Break:
Tell me about my father, where did you meet?
Does he sing and play music? Does he ask about me?
I wrote this song, can you hear me sing?

Chorus:
I've got a picture with a smile we share.
I hold this place in my heart, like a burden we share.
I remember you loved me for who I am.
I can see what my life could have been.
Take care of my brothers, tell them I'll be home soon.
The lines on my hands connect me to you.

Verse 3:
I've got some friends I want you to meet.
Familiar stories, someone like me.
Just for the weekend, I feel Vietnamese.

I see my life, and the choice you made.
I was too young to appreciate.
When I grow up, I'll come visit someday.

Break:
I live in a small town far away.
I never thought I'd feel this way.
You're so pretty, just like me.

Chorus:
I've got a picture with a smile we share.
I hold this place in my heart, like a burden we share.
I remember you loved me for who I am.
I can see what my life could have been.
Take care of my brothers, tell them I'll be home soon.
The lines on my hands connect me to you.