ANNIE
Maybe far away or maybe real nearby
He may be pouring her coffee
She may be straighting his tie
Maybe in a house all hidden by a hill
She's sitting playing piano
He's sitting paying a bill


Betcha they're young, betcha they're smart
Bet they collect things like ashtrays and art
Betcha they're good, why shouldn't they be?
Their one mistake was giving up me


So maybe now it's time and maybe when I wake
They'll be there calling me "Baby"
Maybe...


Betcha he reads, betcha she sews
Maybe she's made me a closet of clothes
Maybe they're strict, as straight as a line
Don't really care as long as they're mine


So maybe now this prayer's the last one of its kind
Won't you please come get your baby

Maybe


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    General CommentThis song is so sad, I saw the movie, it was brilliant!
    ActingAngel789on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this songis pretty clear (little orphan Annie wants to find her parents). But the emotion of it is still the same. Sorrowful, yet still full of hope.
    alouiseon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really having children and caring for other people. People in the West now-a-days make excuses for being selfish and have really small families, but that's not how they did it in the old days, nor how they do it in the rest of the world.

    People don't realize it, but they get married really late and then contracept until they have 1 or 2 kids, and it's not good for the West. An epidemic or natural disasters will come, wipe us clean out, the Mexicans take over. All this "overpopulation" stuff is sinister, it's just an excuse for selfishness.

    This happened to Rome and Egypt, too : people in civilizations get wrapped up with themselves, neglect having kids through the greedy, then get overwhelmed by "the barbarians", who at that point have the better idea about what it is to be human.

    This song is also about Divine Providence, because pretty soon Daddy Warbucks is going to adopt Annie. And in real life, God and the Saints are looking out for us, especially if we let them.

    "Annie" is a great movie about kids and parenthood, but in allegorical ways.
    histmyston April 26, 2014   Link

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