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  1. Childbearing

From the album The Late Album

Lyrics

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