Steven A. Jent

  Composer and Songwriter












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Can It Be So Surprising?

Can it be so surprising that your laugh, just your laugh,

Turns my day to a day and a half?


You come from nowhere and sit on my knee with a plea, “Sing to me.”

Before long there’s a song, or two, or three.


You’ll be older and ask why we led you so far from what you are,

And you’ll know, when you grow it leaves a scar.


We were all once as simple as you, but all the same the changes came.

And like you we never knew who to blame.



All words and music copyright © 1975–2011 Steven A. Jent