The Best Gift
Barbra Streisand

The Best Gift

The best gift
That I ever got
Didn't really weigh a lot
It didn't have a ribbon 'round
And it sometimes
Made the terrible sound

The best of all
It seems to me
It wasn't 'neath the Christmas tree
And yet
I guess I'd have to say
That it made all the other presents
Twice as gay

The best gift
That I've ever known
I'd always wanted most to own
Yet in my dreams
Of sugar and spice
I never thought
It could be so nice

The best gift
That I ever get
Was sometimes dry
And sometimes wet
Was usually pink
But oftentimes red
As it lay so innocently
In its bed

The best gift
Of the year to me
The one I hold
Most dear to me
A gift that simply
Drove me wild
Was a tiny new born child