"Speak Like A Child" as written by and Paul John Weller....
Your hair hangs in golden steps
You're a bonafide in every respect
You are walking through streets that mean nothing to you
You believe you're above it and I don't really blame you
Maybe that's why you speak like a child;
The things you're saying like I'm so free and so wild
And I believe it when you look in my eyes;
You offer me a life, and never lies
Least only the kind to make me smile

Your clothes are clean and your mind is productive
It shops in store where only the best buy
You're cool and hard, and if I sound like a lecher
It's probably true,
But at least there's no lecture

I really like it when you speak like a child
The crazy sayings like I'm so free and so wild
You have to make a bargain with me now
A promise that you won't change somehow
No way, now how

Spent all day thinking about you
Spent all night coming to terms with it
Time and conditions are built to tame
Nothing lasts with age, so people say
But I will always try to feel the same

I really like it when you speak like a child
I really like it when you speak like a child
The way you hate the homely rank and the file
The way you're so proud to be oh, so free and so wild

I really like it when you speak like a child
I really like it when you speak like a child
I really like it when you speak like a child
The way you're so proud to be oh, so free and so wild


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"Speak Like a Child" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentI really like this song, but I'm not sure what it's about. I'm guessing it's about his girlfriend, and I picture her being a carefree blonde who doesn't care what others think.
    elixir808on December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about describing someone he likes and then exclaiming in vain that he doesn't want them to change for any reason. Probably a younger idealistic love shown here than in most of Weller's songs.
    Neonsolidon June 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a guy breathlessly infatuated by a new love. He loves everything about them, even their quirks and doesn't want them to ever change as they lighten his spirit.
    Great crazy, happy, wild, poppy love song that really lifts my mood. How could you be grumpy listening to this?
    gerimerrymuffinon April 18, 2010   Link

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