Michelle Featherstone--Go On My Child

don't hang your head low 'cause I can't see your face
in your reflection I see your beauty embrace
and when the light shines bright to show you your way
do not be weary don't turn your head away

so let the critics look upon you with a thousand eyes
and let their tongues do their judging and criticize
and you just sit here before us and reveal your life

go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child

your soul is aching and it's dying to be heard
this might be painful but consider the worth
and when you feel like there's nobody on your side
they will embrace you with a radiant smile

so let the critics look upon you with a thousand eyes
and let their tongues do their judging and criticize
and you just sit here before us and reveal your life

go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child

so you wanna give up and you can't find strength
but I believe that you will make it in the end
so you wanna step back and you want to retreat
but I believe that there ain't nothing you can't be
nothing you can't be

don't feel so naked I am the blanket of hope
your words are life rafts and they keep us afloat
and when this long painful journey comes to an end
they will be touched by the message
the message you've sent

so let the critics look upon you with a thousand eyes
and let their tongues do their judging and criticize
and you just sit here before us and reveal your life

go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child


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    General CommentIn a nutshell, I think it's about believing in someone when they don't quite believe in themself. "I believe that there ain't nothing you can't be, nothing you can't be." Knowing that they have something good to offer if they can find the strength to take a chance and put themself out there -and you will be there to support them.
    strangersatelliteon August 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was about Christ. I'm not religious or anything but it just seems to fit eg. just sitting there revealing his life, being passive even to those who mean him harm, and the bit about his words being liferafts.
    Maybe, I dunno. Just seems to fit.
    Wonderful song at any rate.
    Wambson July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about giving someone the strength to make it through even when everyone else says they won't. Very beautiful song
    daddyslittlegirlon October 27, 2010   Link

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