From the recording I Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love

Lyrics

VERSE
There’s lots of songs about what grownups do
To each other that’s bad news
But nothin’ much about what kids go through
When they’re way too young to be blue

VERSE
Like when they’re told they do nothing right
And when they’re too scared to sleep through the night
When hands of stone tear their worlds apart
Battered bodies, broken hearts

PRE-CHORUS
Kids need songwriters, too
Especially when the subject is child abuse

CHORUS
If there were ten-year-old songwriters, they’d write about broken bones
And all about how they feel in the middle of family war zones
If there were ten-year-old songwriters, they’d write about love and hate
They’d write songs about bein’ rescued and what it’s like to be afraid
If there were ten-year-old songwriters

VERSE
When they’re alone, they kneel to pray
For the will to make it through
If kids could write a song, they’d say
Please, Lord, tell me what to do

Repeat PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE
If they could wish all their troubles away, they would
They would turn all the hurt into love if they could

Repeat CHORUS

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
UMC & SR © 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
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Mood: Philosophical; Reflective; Child abuse
Key: E / BPM: 120 / Length: 4:00
ISRC: QZ37R1900207
BMI: 21594615
ISWC: T9189198898