William, where you been?
I’ve been waiting on you since only God knows when
William, come on in
There’s so much to do, so glad to see you again

I haven’t been worried so much as I’ve been anxious
I haven’t been sad, for the reason in the rhyme
I haven’t been cryin’, that’s something that don’t happen
I believed you’d make it here in your sweet time

William, I’ve so much to say
I started us a garden when I got here that June day
William, c’mon this way
Meet our little boy that died on his birthday

We haven’t been worried so much as we’ve been anxious
We haven’t been sad, for the reason in the rhyme
We haven’t been cryin’, that’s something that don’t happen
I told em’ you’d be up here some sweet time

Wanda, quit pickin’ at me
I’ve been running late since 1953
Wanda, slow down just be
Hold my hand while I rock this boy to sleep

I haven’t been worried so much as I’ve been anxious
I’ve been sad but there’s redrawn in the rhyme
I’ve done a lot of crying, that’s something just happens
I hoped I’d make it up here some sweet time

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"We lost my grandfather earlier this year. My mother’s father was the only grandfather I had, and we got closer than we had ever been after the death of my grandmother. He fought in Korea and was a part of the last great generation, so when Nanny died, we all saw a different side of him.
"We lost my grandfather earlier this year. My mother’s father was the only grandfather I had, and we got closer than we had ever been after the death of my grandmother. He fought in Korea and was a part of the last great generation, so when Nanny died, we all saw a different side of him. When William and Wanda came as an idea, I knew I had to write a song about how my nanny probably fussed at him for being late to heaven. I started the song shortly after his funeral, and my wife Rebecca helped me finish it. She would say, “Your nanny would have said this,” and I would respond with what Papa would have said. It’s the first full song Rebecca and I have sat down and written together. We are so proud of it; it’s celebrating a sixty-year love story told by two people building their own."

- Cody Jinks
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Rebecca Jinks
Vocals: Cody Jinks
Acoustic Guitar: Chris Claridy, Drew Harakal
Release Date: October 11, 2019