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The Child Is Gone

Lyric Credits: Mike Lacey
Music Credits: Mike Lacey
Producer Credits: Mike Lacey
Publisher Credits: Mike Lacey
Label Credits: Mike Lacey
Short Song Description:
Growing up lament
Song Length:
Primary Genre:
Rock-Roots/Rock n' Roll
Secondary Genre:
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Mood 1:
Similar Artist 1:
John Cougar Mellencamp
2000 and later
My legs are tired, just half the day is gone
Sweat burns my eyes and makes it hard to see
I used to think that growing up was fun
Now every year there's more I've gotta be

I guess we thought we'd never age
Ooh, we were so wrong
Now it's as if we're in a cage
Oh why does learning take so long

There's so much I still haven't tried
I know the feelings are still deep inside
But I can't find out where they hide -since
The child is gone

The things our parents used to say
We never understood their thoughts
All we wanted was to play
Not listen to the things they taught

I know that was different before, but now it isn't true
When our whole world consisted of only me and you
But now my fantasy is through -since
The child is gone

Another day has passed me by
I've only done the things I must
I cannot feel the urge to try
When my emotions lay in rust

Repeat Chorus
Copyright 1987 Mike Lacey