TOO MANY CHILDREN

Song Description

A song about the luck of the draw

Song Length 3:51 Genre Country - Alternative, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Multiple Tempos Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving, Heartbreaking Subject Life, Love for Child
Similar Artists Bruce Springsteen, Kris Kristofferson Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

TOO MANY CHILDREN

WE WERE DYING TO KNOW WHAT WENT ON BEHIND DOORS
BEHIND NEIGHBOURHOOD CURTAINS
AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WALLS
AND WE SHARED EVERY SECRET, REVEALED TO US
ALL THROUGH THE TOWN

AND WE FIRMLY BELIEVED IN A LIFE AFTER CHILDHOOD
WHERE PROMISE TODAY WAS THE FRUIT OF TOMORROW
WE WERE TOO MANY CHILDREN
AND NOT ENOUGH DREAMS TO GO ROUND

DO YOU REMEMBER THE DAYS OF THE PROMISE OF SUMMER
COLDS AND CHILBLAINS AND SOAKING-WET WINTERS
AND SUSIE AND CHARLIE WHO STAYED
WHEN THEIR MOTHER BROKE DOWN

THOSE BROWN AUTUMN EVENINGS, BAITING THE WINOS
LETTING THE DOGS LOOSE AND RINGING ON DOORBELLS
SHARING THE FEAR
OF EACH SPARKLING ADVENTURE WE FOUND

CRAZY MARY, WHO DIED AFTER CATCHING HER DRAGON
BILLY THOM BROKE HIS BACK WHEN HIS BIKE HIT A WAGON
WE WERE TOO MANY CHILDREN
AND NOT ENOUGH DREAMS TO GO ROUND

SOME OF US LIVED, SOME OF US DIED
SOME OF US DISAPPEARED FOREVER
TAKEN BY THE EBBING TIDE
SOME OF US LOST, SOME OF US FOUND
THAT WE WERE TOO MANY CHILDREN
AND NOT ENOUGH DREAMS TO GO ROUND

SOME OF US LAUGHED, SOME OF US CRIED
SOME OF US FEELL IN LOVE AND MARRIED
SOME WERE FAITHFUL, OTHERS LIED
SOME WENT UP AND SOME WENT DOWN
BUT WE WERE TOO MANY CHILDREN
AND NOT ENOUGH DREAMS TO GO ROUND

WE WERE TOO MANY CHILDREN
AND NOT ENOUGH DREAMS TO GO ROUND

Lyrics Alex Legg Music Alex Legg
Producer Alex Legg/Tim Oliver Publisher Alex Legg APRA
Performance Alex Legg Label Alex Legg
This track is on 6 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Songbird8 Folk favs 10/2/2012
Thierry Coupey Best of Folk 6/30/2012
Chris Orchard My Top Songs 3/16/2010
North Forty/Dave Berdoulay favs 3/14/2009
Greg Young My Top Songs 9/10/2007
Robert J. My Top Songs 9/10/2007
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