"If I Had a Child" as written by Rollo Armstrong, Mark Roger Bates and Luke Garwood....
Well, if I had a child
What a child it would be
Never have to bathe
Have sweets every meal

Wear their favorite clothes everyday
And go to bed when they want to
Have jelly beans for breakfast
And run free wherever they please

If I had a child
What a child it would be
To see them play in the flower's shade

Pick apples off the trees
If I had a child
It would be the child God made

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"If I Had a Child" as written by Rollo Armstrong Mark Bates

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    General CommentShould children be spoiled silly? The idea that 'love conquers all' is everywhere on the rest of the album "When We Were Young". It seems to have been building up into the parental overindulgence prescribed here. The last line offers an explanation: why not give your kids free reign just as God gave free reign to His first two children in Eden?

    However, any doubt over the right course of action is put to rest by the scary, crashing piano in the song's latter half. The singer may very well be in for a rude awakening.

    Perhaps this song is the ideal of unconditional love, but as imagined by a child. It's both deeply heartfelt and, unfortunately, deeply immature.
    Anarchitecton March 24, 2008   Link

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