"Even A Child" as written by and Neil Mullane Finn Johnny Marr....
I want to turn on the lights
I want to keep your hopes alive
So where do I begin
To help you believe again
Makers of secret planes
Keepers of our last remains
Dream of a holy state
In a nightmare time
You know I meant it well but who was it meant to help

Even the child knows you don't waste it
A promise is only given once
And there is no doubt that changes have begun
Even a child knows that you can't fake it
As long as the world is waking up
You are free now to recover your heart

The stories left to write
The ebb and flow of my life
To justify the end
I'll do everything I can
And its a dangerous game
I heard you tell someone that you don't care
But I don't believe the message
And when you sing about love
What are you thinking of

Even a child knows you don't waste it
As long as the world is waking up
And there is no doubt that changes have begun
Even a child knows you don't fake it
A promise is only given once
You are free now to go wherever you want
There's nothing like waking up in some foreign town
Music is a call to prayer
Wailing out of speakers in the market place
The first time, even a child
Even a child knows you don't waste it
A present can always be delivered twice
You are free now to receive the gift of insight
From now on lets be open
All in time lets breathe in
Am I brave? You're so brave
Am I afraid? No not afraid
Even the child


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"Even a Child" as written by Neil Mullane Finn Johnny Marr

Lyrics © CHRYSALIS SONGS O/B/O ROUNDHEAD MUSIC , CHRYSALIS MUSIC OBO CHRYSALIS MUSIC LTD UK

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    General CommentFirst one to comment? Ok then..
    When I hear this song I always think Neil is reflecting on his children growing up and going out into the world, but he wants to remember when they were young and dependent and not to be cynical about the world. There are some parts that don't fit as well with that analogy but I think it's aimed at his sons. Liam is also a musician and the lines
    "you are free now to go wherever you want/
    when you sing about love, what are you thinking of?/nothing like waking up in some foreign town/music the call to prayer/wailing out of speakers in the market place/the first time" are about Liam travelling the world playing music. I quite like to think of this song in that way but would love to know others' opinions
    CathW06on December 16, 2010   Link

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