It's a gift of a lifetime, but you've got to do it.
Been married 35 years, been all through it
Doesn't matter the cost, or the time it takes
The Anniversary Gift...for her sake
Three wonderful kids and a gorgeous wife
Still together...in the prime of our life
The Anniversary Gift, it has to be unique
Cause' together we've climbed to the mountain peak
Our wedding day was long ago
Since then together, through rain and snow
Even today through a climate shift...
So it has to be special...this Anniversary Gift
What does one do to make it special and all?
How does one thank her, for walking thru walls?
How does one approach, such a high degree?
How does one thank her...shamelessly?
It takes thought and study in the highest form
It takes concentration to weather this storm
What else can a man do when she has given her all?
What gift to give...she made life a ball!
For The Anniversary Gift must be the one
To thank her for the earth, moon and the sun
I gave it more thought than Plato or Freud
For a lifetime of happiness I certainly enjoyed
Was it diamonds and pearls for this special gift?
Or around the world on a special trip?
Was it a vacation in France or rain in Spain?
Or how about a trip on a long distant train?
Then it hit me...like a shot in the dark
How could I not think of providing this spark?
I am so dumb, its way beyond pity
Why had I not thought of a trip to Steel City?
First with USAirways was my number one act
Then call the Hilton for a reservation pact
Then search for tickets for this special gift
Oh what thoughts I'd given this trip
Behind third base was the perfect spot
What a perfect place for us to squat
A trip to Pittsburgh to see our team play
The chance of a lifetime to see Jason Bay
To be with Wheels and Charlie and the boys
With a beer in hand and making some noise
To celebrate the years of bliss and grace
By seeing the Phillies in a pennant race
With Eaton there Friday to turn things around
And she and I there, what better background?
She'll be so happy she'll give me a big kiss
When I give her at last this Anniversary gift.