Nervous of the girl's hand
Making notes on clean white paper
"Meet me at the bus stop later"
None of us were pre-planned
Love-making, slapdash babies
Governmental cashback babies

All your life
You could escape
But the big black hole is gaping
Your life
You didn't know
You would survive this long
Major poked your daddy's eye
And smiled so sweetly, moved aside

Never saw that boy's hand
Creeping up your tracksuit
How much did your father teach you?
None of us were pre-planned
But some of us were born this pretty
On electric beaches, highlights in our hair

All your life
You could escape
But the big black hole is gaping
Your life
You didn't know
You could survive this long
Major stole your baby's crown
And smiled so sweetly, turned around

I had a dream that you and me were running
Through the streets under the Christmas bunting
I may be drunk but I think I love you honey
So fuck them all, we are forgotten babies

We are forgotten babies
We are forgotten babies
Tell that to the lunching ladies
We are forgotten babies
We are forgotten babies


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    General CommentThe struggle to find worth in yourself when you've never been handed anything. If nobody carved out a place for you, you have to escape into your own world. Usually, your "Best Case Scenario" is still rather grim.

    It starts off young, at school -- the small differences between "forgotten babies" and normal children. The girl's father didn't teach her to be wary of boys, and she is naturally pretty, which will only exacerbate the other problem and lead to more bad things.

    But maybe fuck-ups can make it through together. Forgotten babies don't have a proper family, but share a connection that normal people don't get. So fuck the normal people and love each other, all the while drunk and muddling through a life you're surprised to have held onto.
    bitta2sweeton October 23, 2008   Link

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