Parents — have a tissue handy.
“Before birds flew over rainbows and monkeys swung on trees, there was you and there was me,” the first-ever American Idol winner sings. “Before the sun set in the sky and honey came from bees, there was you and there was me.”
Lyrics read, “Waiting for the day our paths would cross and you and I turned into we. Oh, I’ve loved you since forever and forever’s how long you’ll be loved by me.”
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“My heart exploded,” the Today host told PEOPLE of after hearing the song for the first time.
Kotb added, “Kelly is an unbelievable human being. She changed my life. This song is now part of our family history. It’s amazing that she did that for Haley and for me and for anyone that listens to it and feels like the song is about them.”
Kotb’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, is now available.