CHILDBEARING

©2000 By David Poe. Charming Martyr Music (BMI).
All rights reserved.

From The Late Album

 

ON A RAINY STREET

I CAUGHT THIS SCENE

PRETTY LITTLE GIRL

SPLASHING PUDDLES WITH HER FEET

SHE WAS SINGING A SONG

SO HEADSTRONG

LOOKED LIKE HER MOM

WHO STOOD NEARBY

THEN SHE STARTED TO CRY

FOR NO REASON AT ALL

OR MAYBE FOR SOMETHING SHE'D ALREADY LOST

AND SUDDENLY I KNEW

THE REASON WHY

GIRLS WILL CRY

LIKE YOU DO.

 

JUST THEN A LITTLE BOY

DRESSED UP IN CORDUROY

HE STOPPED TO STARE

AT THAT LITTLE GIRL THERE

THEY WERE AROUND THE SAME AGE

MOTHERS WORE THE SAME SHOES

GIRL'S TEARS TURNED TO RAGE

NOW THE BOY WAS CRYING TOO

LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER

'CAUSE I BEEN THERE BEFORE

NOW I'M FEELING OLDER

AND I DON'T LOOK ANYMORE

 

THAT LITTLE GIRL IS GONNA BREAK THAT LITTLE BOY'S HEART

SOMEDAY

THAT LITTLE GIRL IS GONNA BREAK THAT LITTLE BOY

SOMEDAY

SOMEDAY

SOMEDAY

 

MAN AND WIFE

OLD FRIENDS OF MINE

ASKED ME FOR A LIGHT

OUTSIDE THE SHOW LAST NIGHT

SHE SAID "LET'S GET HIGH,

LIKE OLD TIMES"

SHE TWISTED A J BUT THEN

HE WALKED AWAY

SHE SAID I LOVE HIM STILL

LIKE SHE NEEDED TO EXPLAIN

AND WHEN HE REAPPEARED HE SAID

"WE CAN'T STAY

'CAUSE THE BABYSITTER'S HOME

AND NOW IT'S GETTING LATE

I GET TESTED AT MY JOB

AND I DON'T APPROVE ANYWAY."

 

THAT LITTLE GIRL IS GONNA BREAK THAT LITTLE BOY'S HEART

SOMEDAY

THAT LITTLE GIRL IS GONNA BREAK THAT LITTLE BOY

SOMEDAY

SOMEDAY

SOMEDAY

 

IF YOU AND ME

DECIDE TO BE

A CHILDBEARING FAMILY

WOULD YOU MARRY ME,

HAVE A HOME,

PLANT THE TREE,

PAINT THE NURSERY?

IN A COUPLE OF YEARS

OR MAYBE TEN

HONEY YOU KNOW I CAN'T

FORESEE WHEN

WE MIGHT SETTLE DOWN,

SOME SMALL TOWN

LEAVE BEHIND

THIS LIFE

 

PEOPLE SMILE AT A WEEPING CHILD

'CAUSE THEY KNOW THEIR SADNESS

IS GOING TO PASS

AND THE YEARS WILL BRING

SOME REAL THING

TO CRY ABOUT

 

THAT LITTLE GIRL IS GONNA BREAK THAT LITTLE BOY'S HEART

SOMEDAY

THAT LITTLE GIRL IS GONNA BREAK THAT LITTLE BOY'S HEART

SOMEDAY

THAT LITTLE BOY IS GONNA BREAK THAT LITTLE GIRL

SOMEDAY

SOMEDAY

SOMEDAY