Behind The Song - “Little Man”

Every parent, let alone father will relate to this. 
Before my son was born I asked every parent I knew what to expect and what it felt like to have a child. The answer was the same from everyone: - 

“We can’t tell you as there is nothing like it. You have never loved anything so much while expecting nothing back. As soon as your boy is born, you’ll know!”

And now I know!

I had the chords for almost the entire song in the back of my head for about a year or so. I came up with them while sitting in my brother’s guest room in Dix Hills, NY. Normally once I have a chord structure a melody line presents itself and then I find a subject to write about, but not this time.
Maybe it was meant to be or maybe it was the pending drive from Long Island to our new home in West Palm Beach, FL playing on my mind that distracted me.

Fast forward about 16 months and I’m now looking at my adorable 4 month old son watching me with intense joy while I played these chords on my father’s Martin guitar. Something clicked! Like someone turned on the light and now I could see. “Eric! This is your song.”

I knew what to call the song as I have always called him my little man as he was one of those babies who had a look of wisdom about them. Almost like he has the old soul of someone who’s done this all before.

As I looked at his beautiful face light up with every strum of the guitar and then look up at my face with such joyous wonder as I began to sing. I couldn’t help but stop tell him “aww, I love you! And nothing is ever going to change that.”

“That’s it!” I thought. God’s honest truth. So…..

“THERE’S NOTHING YOU COULD SAY OR DO WOULD CHANGE IT. 
I’LL ALWAYS BE THE ONE TO HOLD YOUR HAND.
THAT’S JUST WHO I AM.
I’LL STAND BY YOU, MY LITTLE MAN.”