Capers Simmons

Capers Simmons

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Rock - Modern | Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Member Since: 2004
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Song Description

Inspirational r&B influenced pop ballad in the vein of Leona Lewis' "My Hands" or Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone".

Story Behind the Song

Composed based on a poem written by Angelica Kelly, Colleton County High School Class of 2012. She is credited as the co-writer.

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"Life As A Child"
Adapted by Capers Simmons (ASCAP)
from an original poem by Angelica Kelly
© 2012 Capers Simmons and Angelica Kelly

My life as a child was never still.
People came and people left.
My two parents tried to fill
The role, they did their best,
But Mom and Dad were spread so thin
I played the maid to help them out.
Growing up in a house of ten,
I felt alone.

I felt like I was someone's Cinderella, but I never got a happy end.
I thought there was nothing left of me and I wanted to hurt myself.
A small voice with nobody listening,
Nobody listening but one.

Time after time I prayed to God: "Let it all be over.
Let me live my life your way, be a better person.
I don't care what the others say if you take me further,
Far from my life as a child."

I was hopeless, I felt stuck
Like a butterfly born in a Coke bottle.
No one stayed here long enough
To become my positive role model.
There were plenty of times when I felt
Like I can't hold on much longer,
Times I felt like giving up,
But something made me stronger.

Sometimes, the greatest things are inside the least of us
Sometimes, God speaks loudest with the littlest voice. It's just
A small voice, and nobody's listening,
Nobody listening but me. He said:

"I know your best is yet to come, I know this is not over
Hold on tight, my little one; I know you can do it.
I give you faith, I give you trust, and the strength to use it,
So live your life, my child."


Song Length
Pop - Religious, R & B - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Exultant, Stressed

Subject Matter
Dysfunctional Family, Hope

Similar Artists
K-Ci & Jo Jo, Kelly Clarkson
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Angelica Kelly
Music Credits Capers Simmons
Producer Credits Capers Simmons
Performance Credits Capers Simmons