Embrace Me, You Child

Carly Simon

At night in bed
I heard god whisper lullabyes
While daddy next door
Whistled whiskey tunes
And sometimes when I wanted
They would harmonize
There was nothing those two couldn't do

Embrace me you child
You're a child of mine
And I'm leaving everything I am to you
Go chase the wild and night time streets sang "daddy"
And god sang "pray the devil doesn't get to you"

I thought together they must sing the moon away
I thought that they must know each other well
For the magic that they made
When they played
Wasn't lost between their heaven and their hell

Embrace me you child
You're a child of mine
And I'm leaving everything I am to you
Go chase the wild and night time streets sang "daddy"
And god sang "pray the devil doesn't get to you"

Then one night daddy died
And went to heaven
And god came down to earth
And slipped away

I pretended not to know
I'd been abandoned
But no one sang the night into the day
And later night time songs came back again
But the singers don't compare
With those I knew
And I never figured out
Where god and daddy went
But there was nothing those two couldn't do

Embrace me you child
You're a child of mine
And I'm leaving everything I am to you
Go chase the wild and night time streets sang "daddy"
And god sang "pray the devil doesn't get to you"

Written by: Carly Simon
Sent by Isabela. Revised by Lorena.
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