My Real Baby

lyrics by Mike Shepherd

Small hands unlatch, open the gate
Small feet traverse the path to reach
The spot marked by candles, balloons
Their pounding hearts sound out like drums

The dogs, horses, motorcycles
Are overwhelmed by eager youth
Let them run free, become secure
One day, one day, they'll own it all

I lost my baby in the crowd
But found a new one on the ground
Brown eyes, black hair, white teeth, red blood
It won't be hard to love this one

My hands they reach can't get a grip
I can't sit back and watch you slip
Ten fingers, toes, and ways to love
This ball of dirt, this little shit