Sons and Daughters
The 88

Well, it all began like a new routine
We were drunk, we were tired
We were sick, we were in between

And the jig was up when the sun went down
It was dark, it was mean, it was black
There was not a sound

And when the morning papers did not come
We shook our heads, we knew that we were done
And so we sat and prayed for
Just another try

[Chorus]
Throw your babies in the water [Da da da]
Let your hair down like you used to
And tell all your sons and daughters [Da da da]
They don't have to grow up like you
They're not supposed to

Now the birds don't sing, and the cars won't go
There's a lump in your throat
There's no songs on the radio

And the walls caved in
And the well went dry
And the mountains shook
And the people all wondered why

And in the morning I woke up to find
There's someone here, there's someone in my mind
And so I hung my head and
I began to cry

Throw your babies in the water [Da da da]
Let your hair down like you used to
And tell all your sons and daughters [Da da da]
They don't have to grow up like you
They're not supposed to

Craddled, whipped
And mother's tongue
It's not hard to see
What went wrong

If I told you once, I done told you twice
You can beg, you can kneel, you can pray
You'll be sacrificed

And when the morning papers did not come
We shook our heads, we knew that we were done
And so we sat and prayed for
Just another try

Throw your babies in the water [Da da da]
Let your hair down like you used to
And tell all your sons and daughters [Da da da]
They don't have to grow up like you
They're not supposed to

Throw your babies in the water [Da da da]
Let your hair down like you used to
And tell all your sons and daughters [Da da da]
They don't have to grow up like you
They're not supposed to