Slow Down Children

Slow Down Children
lyrics by Hawkins/Brooks
music by Sophie B. Hawkins

what do you do
when you lose a child
how do you keep on giving
how do you face the world
that took your boy or girl
turn out the lights out on the living
slow down, children
the coin of your fate may be tossing
life changes in a day
better look both ways
someone you love may be crossing
when you were a boat
on the open sea
you’re mamma kept you from sinking
now that you’re out of reach
invincible, and hard to teach
look out for the yellow lights blinking
slow down, children
fate flips a coin and you’re tossing
life changes in day
better look both ways
someone you love may be crossing
julia’s lights
forever burning
disturb the night
with her yearning
her mamma’s heart
forever aching
‘cause when you’re driving too fast
there’s no time for breaking
Hold on, mamma
you will find peace through your tossing
your baby is gone
but her gift lives on
someone you love maybe crossing