Lyrics: Songs From A Parent To A Child (1997)

 

Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?

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Who's gonna shoe your pretty little feet
Who's gonna glove your little hand
Who's gonna kiss your ruby red lips
Who-oo-oo-a

Papa's gonna shoe your pretty little feet
Mama's gonna glove your little hand
And I'm gonna kiss your ruby red lips
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Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken
Like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird

Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the world

Sweet, the rain's new fall
Sunlit from heaven
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass

Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness
Where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight
Mine is the morning
Born of the one light
Eden say play

Praise with elation
Praise ev'ry morning
God's recreation of the new day

Morning has broken
Like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird

Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the world

Daydream

What a day for a daydream
What a day for a daydreamin' boy
And I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin' bout my bundle of joy

And even if time ain't really on my side
It's one of those days for takin' a
Walk outside
I'm blowin' the day to take a walk
In the sun
And fall on my face on somebody's
New mowed lawn

I've been havin' a sweet dream
I've been dreamin' since I woke up
Today

It's starred me and my sweet dream
'Cause she's the one makes me feel
This way

And even if time is passin' me by a lot
I couldn't care less about the dues you
Say I got
Tomorrow I'll pay the dues for droppin'
My load
A pie in the face for bein' a sleepy
Bull toad

And you can be sure that if you're
Feelin' right
A daydream will last a long into
The night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may pick
Up your ears
Or you may be daydreamin' for a
Thousand years

What a day for a daydream
Custom made for a daydreamin' boy
And I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin' 'bout my bundle of joy

Baby Mine

Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine

Little one, when you play
Pay no mind to what they say
Let your eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine

If they knew all about you
They'd end up loving you too
All those same people who scold you
What they'd give for just the right to
hold you

And if they knew all about you
They'd end up loving you too
All those same people who scold you
What they'd give for just the right to
hold you

From your head to your toes
You're not much, heaven knows
But you're so precious to me
Sweet as an be, baby of mine
You're so precious to me, baby of mine
Baby of mine
You're so precious to me, baby of mine

Secret O' Life

The secret of life
Is enjoying the passage of time
Any fool can do it
There ain't nothin' to it
Nobody knows how we got to the top
of the hill
Since we're on our way down
We might as well enjoy the ride

The secret of love
Is in opening up your heart
It's okay to feel afraid
But don't let that stand in your way
'Cause anyone knows
That love is the only road
Since we' re only here for awhile
Might as well show some style
Give us a smile

Isn't it a lovely ride
Slidin' down, I'll be glidin' down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Now the thing about time is that time
Isn't really real
It's just your point of view
How does it feel for you
Einstein said he could never
Understand it all
Planets spinning through space
The smile upon your face
Welcome to the human race

Some kind of lovely ride
I'll be slidin' down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Isn't it a lovely ride
See me slidin' down, glidin' down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

The secret of life
Is enjoying the passage of time

Things We've Handed Down

Don't know much about you
Don't know who you are
We've been doin' fine without you
But we could only go so far
Don't know why you chose us
Were you watching from above
Is there someone there that knows us
Said we'd give you all our love.

Will you laugh just like your mother
Will you sigh like your old man
Will some things skip a generation
Like I've heard they often can.

Are you a poet or a dancer
A devil or a clown
Or a strange new combination of
The things we've handed down.

I wonder who you'll look like
Will your hair fall down and curl
Will you be a Mama's boy
Or Daddy's little girl
Will you be a sad reminder
Of what's been lost along the way
Maybe you can help me find her
In the things you do and say

And these things that we have given you
They are not so easily found
Oh, but you can thank us later for
The things we've handed down
The things we've handed down
down,down,down,down,down

You may not always be so grateful
For the way that you were made
Maybe some feature of your father's
That you'd gladly sell or trade
And one day you may look at us
And say that you were cursed
But over time that line has been
Extremely well rehearsed.

By our fathers and their fathers
In some old and distant town
From places no one here remembers come

The things we've handed down
The things we've handed down, down
The things we've handed down

You're A Wonderful One

You are so wonderful
Being near you is all
That I'm living for
You've shown me more kindness
In little ways
Then I've ever known
In all my days

Tell me we'll stay together
Let me love your forever
'Cause you're a wonderful one
You're a wonderful one

In you, there is a rare quality
Your love baby
It means the world to me
For me, you're always concerned
And you ask nothing in return
You're really more than I deserve
From my heart I mean these words
You're a wonderful one
You're a wonderful one

You're really more than I deserve
From my heart I mean these words
You're a wonderful one
You're a wonderful one

Sometimes I'm up
Oh, sometimes I'm down
But your love
You're always around
Words of confidence
You speak to me
Baby, then you place a tender kiss
on my cheek

It makes my burden
A little bit lighter
It makes my life
A little bit brighter
'Cause you're a wonderful one
You're a wonderful one

Good Luck Charm

I don't want a four leaf clover
I don't want a old horseshoe
I want your kiss
'Cause I just can't miss
With a good luck charm like you

C'mon and be my little good luck
charm uh huh huh
You sweet delight
I got a good luck charm
Hanging on my arm
To have, to hold
Tonight

I don't want a silver dollar
A rabbit's foot on a string
Happiness and your warm caress
No rabbit's foot can bring

C'mon and be my little good luck
charm, uh huh huh
You sweet delight
I got a good luck charm
Hanging on my arm
To have, to hold
Tonight

Uh huh huh, uh huh huh, uh huh huh,
oh yeah
Uh huh huh, uh huh huh, uh huh huh,
oh yeah

If I found a lucky penny
I'd toss it across the bay
Your love is worth all the gold on earth
No wonder that I say

C'mon and be my little good luck
charm, uh huh huh
You sweet delight
I got a good luck charm
Hanging on my arm
To have, to hold
Tonight

Uh huh huh, uh huh huh, uh huh huh,
oh yeah

Uh huh huh, uh huh huh, uh huh huh,
oh yeah

Uh huh huh, uh huh huh, uh huh huh,
oh yeah

I Will

Who knows how long I've loved you?
D'you know I love you still?
Will I wait a lonely lifetime?
If you want me to, I will

For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Da da da da de da dum

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
'Cause the things you do endear you to me
Oh, you know I will 
I will

Da da da da da da da da da 
Da da da da da da

Lasso The Moon

If I were a carpenter
I'd build a world of love
Where we would always be together

If I were the captain of
A ship of happiness
I'd sail away with you forever

Close your eyes
And know you are safe with me

If I had a lariat
Made of dreams come true
I would lasso the moon for you

If I were a rocketeer
I'd scale the universe
To bring your heart a star each
morning

If I were an angel in
Heaven's Holy host
I'd sing to you a verse of glory

Close your eyes
And know you are safe with me

If I had a lariat
Made of dreams come true
I would lasso the moon for you.

Dreamland

The sun goes down and says goodnight
Pull your covers up real tight
By your bed we'll leave a light
To guide you off to dreamland

Your pillow's soft, your bed is warm
Your eyes are tired when day is done
One more kiss and you'll be gone
On your way to dreamland

Every sleepy boy and girl
In every bed around the world
Can hear the stars up in the sky
Whispering a lullaby

Who knows where you'll fly away

Winging past the light of day
The Man-in-the-Moon and the
Milky Way
Welcome you to dreamland

Every sleepy boy and girl
In every bed around the world
Can hear the stars up in the sky
Whispering a lullaby

Who knows where you'll fly away
Winging past the light of day
The Man-in-the-Moon and the
Milky Way
Welcome you to dreamland

Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet? (Reprise)

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Who's gonna shoe your pretty little feet
Who's gonna glove your little hand
Who's gonna kiss your ruby red lips
Who-oo-oo-a

Papa's gonna shoe your pretty little feet
Mama's gonna glove your little hand
And I'm gonna kiss your ruby red lips
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Lord's Prayer / Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy Name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done on earth
As it is in Heaven

Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom
And the power and the glory forever

Amen

Now I lay my down to sleep
I pray the Lord, my soul to keep
Guide me safely through the night
And wake me with the morning light