"Welcome" as written by and Timothy John Baker....
You'll be a bright light coming out of the dark
All the doctors blinking hard
You'll be lightning coming out of the storm
It's a message, it's a miracle

You'll do all right
You've got your mother's eyes
You've got your daddy's head
Everything you need

For this hard ride
They'll be strapping you on
All the ups and downs and you can't get off
Yes, trouble we're handing off
And you've got to do better than us

It'll be all right
You've got lots of time
Got your daddy's love
Everything you want

I can feel you and what you're gonna be
You'll be stronger, you'll be smarter than me
Oh baby, I'll say it again
You're the most incredible thing

Sorry, this is it
It's cold and hard and badly lit
And there's no backing out of it
So forget where you've been
It'll never be that good again
And we must only look ahead
Soon you're thirty three
And everything you tried to be
Is pulled apart by fear and greed

Let young hands build you up
And carve your face in honest rock
With sunlight on your noble jaw
May young hands build you up
I'm happy that you've come along
I'm happy that you've come, I'm happy that you've come

Oh baby, I'll say it again
I'll say it again, I'll say it
You're the most incredible thing


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"Welcome" as written by Timothy John Baker

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  • +2
    General CommentTim said this was written for his friends' baby in utero, saying to it that while the world is messed up and life can be hard, the baby is a miracle and can be hope for the world. Beautiful song - I wish I was the kid it was written for! haha
    themoley91on May 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust saw these guys in concert on their tour for their new album, they are amazing! Such a great song, no comments yet.
    tipooon February 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh, and its about a newborn baby, obviously.
    tipooon February 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere are additional lyrics on the Live at Chicago Music Exchange performance and they are awesome. They go between 'fear and greed' and 'Let young hands'

    So do I welcome you to it?
    Sing 'let the god damn games begin!'
    'Cause the god that gives deliverance
    Has a thing for disappearing, kid
    When they're fighting on the beaches' heads
    The five am to Winnipeg
    The knights that fight in poison pith
    The needle edge of old regret
    But the wind will only shift again
    And the breath beneath your epaulettes
    Strength enough to carry it
    MartinH4on March 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSaw them play this album for the first time live, February 16th (2011 for all you future folks)
    Waited 3 years to finally see them live.
    Was so worth the wait.

    ANYWAYS:
    They opened with this song (Downstairs being the intro to the concert) and it was pure win.


    Also: the band title that this is under, is wrong. It's "Hey Rosetta!" with an exclamation mark.
    Gasfarmeron February 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I think it's brilliantly written. To me, it's about having a child and looking at the innocence of a baby that will undoubtedly be tested and tarnished with the hardships of life. And telling that baby that it's ok, it's the way it's supposed to be. The person saying this has gone through that and the only way to feel that sweet innocence again is to see yourself through the eyes of a child.

    'let young hands build you up'

    oh- and the part 'i'm so glad you've come alone' is slowed down perfectly and just sang so lovely. Great song!
    tunebabyon August 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not from a broken family, but this whole song makes me only think of that. A father singing to his daughter about everything she is to him, and regretful about life's harsh realities and apologetic about the world he's brining her into. He apologizes for the crummy apartment he has when she's over at his place. He tells her to forget the happy times they had as a family in the past--that's over. "Fear and greed" are the simple reasons behind the destruction of marriages. But all in all, he wants her to know that he loves her more than anything in the world.

    As a side note, I have no idea why I'm interpreting this song as if the subject were a girl instead of a boy, since the lyrics don't indicate gender. Maybe the band's name subconsciously influenced me into thinking "rosetta" had something to do with the subject of the song.
    urbanguyon September 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment“Welcome” was written for some close friends of Baker’s who were about to become parents.

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    JudgeKingon October 02, 2012   Link
  • -6
    Song MeaningI think this song is about Jesus, look at this verse
    Sorry, this is it (the death of Jesus)
    It's cold and hard and badly lit (probably the feeling inside the people there)
    And there's no backing out of it (literally he can't/doesn't want to back out)
    So forget where you've been (I don't know)
    It'll never be that good again (kind of contradicting me)
    And we must only look ahead (to Easter)
    Soon you're 33 (Jesus' age when he died)
    And everything you tried to be
    Is pulled apart by fear and greed (The chief preists were afraid of Him, that's why they killed him)
    TheGuitarGuy23on May 27, 2011   Link

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