Child Long Forgotten

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The verses of this song (the young boy saying I miss you, the young girl sliding down the banister, me spilling my milk at the table and laughing) are all things that have happened in my dreams, but what do they mean? When the boy says I miss you, it might seem a ‘good’ thing to want to pick him up and hold him, but if I see the boy as representative of my soul, it should be the other way around. In my life I’m always picking myself up by the bootstraps, carrying on alone, not feeling support and love. Maybe it’s time to let the boy hold me.

Jeremiah, April 2014

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I’m your child long and I’ve long forgotten
How I let myself leave you
I’m your child long forgiven, resting in your arms

Young boy knocks on my door, says “I miss you”
Hasn’t been a day without his memory in my heart
I walk outside to hold him in my arms
But who should be holding who here
There’s a young girl she slides down the banister
It’s all I can do to keep up with her
I’d follow her down to the ends of the earth
There I find I remember

Chorus
I sit down to dinner with their whole family
Spill my milk on the table, We all burst out laughing
But now I see all along the jokes been on me
Wasn’t a day without you there watching
But I kept to myself and made my own way
Cause I could only rely on my meaningless bootstraps to save me

Final Chorus

I’m your child I always will remember
I long to be in the arms of thee

credits

from Child Inside Be Heard, released May 6, 2014
Songwriter: Jeremiah McLane

Lead vocals: Jeremiah McLane
Harmony vocals: Bob Murray, Jim Goss
Acoustic guitar: Jim Goss
Keyboard: Jeremiah McLane

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Bob and the Trubadors Montpelier, Vermont

Bob and the Trubadors offer up a fertile brew of original music, folk-based with shades of blues, jazz and world music.

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