The Choice was written after having a conversation with a good friend about the challenges you face in a relationship while we discussed another friend of ours going through a divorce.

He said something simple but profound. 

That you have to make the choice to love the one you're with each day.

As that thought stayed with me through the evening, this song was born.

The Choice

Verse 1:


Ain’t it just like a movie
or something we pulled from a song?
Saw you across the room,
a smile, a stare
a drink, a talk
knew we could go anywhere.

But I ain’t the winner
you think you see in your heart.
Broken and scared
way more sinner than saint
doing all I can to keep this from falling apart.

Chorus:

Then you tell me love’s a choice
one you make every day.
It ain’t easy,
ain’t always pretty
but it helps us find our way.

 

So with the grace of God
and a little bit of luck
you’ll make the right one today.
Through thick and thin
all I know is I’m happy
you’re the choice I got to make.


Verse 2:
 

Caused way too many tears
taking down everything that got in my way.
Not knowing how to do anything but hurt
and I hurt a lot,
especially the ones that loved me most.

Keep thinking I ain’t good for you
but knowing doesn’t do any good,
cause I know you’re the only one,
the one who keeps me from the pain.

Chorus:

Then you tell me love’s a choice
one you make every day.
It ain’t easy,
ain’t always pretty
but it helps us find our way.

 

So with the grace of God
and a little bit of luck
you’ll make the right one today.
Through thick and thin
all I know is I’m happy
you’re the choice I got to make.

 

Bridge:
 

Now I know I don’t deserve you
but damned if I’m not gonna try.
I’ll make the choice,
I’ll make it right

Chorus:

Cause you taught me love’s a choice
one I make every day.
It ain’t easy,
ain’t always pretty
but it helps us find our way.

 

So with the grace of God
and a little bit of luck
I’ll make the right one today.
Through thick and thin
all I know is I’m happy
you’re the choice I got to make.

© 1993-2020 by Jeremy Houghton.


 

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