April 28.2015 – The Story Behind “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” by Darius Rucker


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Darius Rucker tells this about the song :
“This is about my two daughters. I’ve got a 13 year old and 7 year old. I wrote it with Ashley Gorley and Chris DuBois, who also have daughters. This song may be my favorite song on the record. I love playing it acoustically. We play it when we visit radio stations, and there wasn’t a day where at least two people didn’t cry. We’d just look and count. It’s absolutely bittersweet. When we were writing it, we were talking about how fast our families were growing up. That first week after the baby is born is awful: you’re up all the time. Then when it’s not like that, you miss those times.”

“It Won’t Be Like This” reached number one and stayed for three consecutive weeks, March 28th, April 4th and April 11th 2009.

When “It Won’t Be” climbed to the top slot on the Hot Country Songs chart, Rucker became the first male artist to notch #1s with his first two format singles since Clay Walker premiered with “What’s It to You” and “Live Until I Die” in 1993 and 94. Rucker’s debut Country chart-topper was “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About.” The debut cd is titled, “Learn To Live.”

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LYRICS: Written by Darius Rucker, Ashley Gorley and Chris DuBois
He didnt have to wake up
He’d been up all nite
Lay’n there in bed listen’n
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we’ll look back laugh’n
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Four years later bout four thirty
She’s crawling in there bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She’s clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now dont you worry
This will only last a week or two

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we’ll drop her off
And she wont even know your gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It wont be like this for long

One day soon she’ll be a teenager
And at times you’ll think she hates him
Then he’ll walk her down the isle
And he’ll raise her vale
But right now she up and cry’n
And the truth is that he dont mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watch’n her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows
It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He’s try’n to hold on
It wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long

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2 thoughts on “April 28.2015 – The Story Behind “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” by Darius Rucker

  1. Moe

    She’s crawling in there bed should be “their” bed

  2. Philip Waldstein

    Hi, I love love love this song. I would like to use it in a video I have created of a time-line of moments, of my Granddaughter’s first year of life, for her 1st birthday. I wrote, played and recorded the first song called “How I love to see your smile”. But Darius’s song is perfect for the other half. It’s really only to be seen by my family and friends and I’de like to post it on FaceBook / YouTube if you give me permission. I’m just a regular, retired guy (with very limited funds – living on SSA) that wanted to do something special for my Granddaughter. I’m not looking to make any money from it, only the joy of sharing these cheerful moments of Delaney. What do I need to do to get permission to use the song? I look forward to your response.
    Thank you

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