"As A Child" as written by and Suzanne Vega....
As a child
You have a doll
You see this doll
Sitting in her chair

You watch her face
Her knees apart
Her eyes of glass
In a secretive stare

She seems to
She seems to
She seems to
Have a life

Pick up a stick
Dig up a crack
Dirt in the street
Becomes a town

All of the people
Depend on you
Not to hurt them
Or bang the stick comes down

And they seem to
They seem to
They seem to
Have a life

As a child
You see yourself
And wonder why
You can't seem to move

Hand on the doorknob
Feel like a thing
One foot on the sidewalk
Too much to prove

And you learn to
You learn to
You learn to
Have a life


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"As a Child" as written by Suzanne Vega

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    General CommentExcellent site! I recently got here from google, and it is exactly as a lyrics site should be - the lyrics followed by a discussion on their meanings.

    Since Suzanne Vega is my favorite artist, I think I'll start with her, and this song also (since it is the first on the list which I like...).

    The song had a very powefull influence on me on a certain time. It speaks about growing up, and getting yourself a life of your own. It starts on your childhood, where you see your doll and imagine it has a life, and ends with you going out to the world, ready for your own life.
    have to admit though that the second verse is a bit difficult for me, and I could not relate it to the song. Anyone?
    bartoshekon March 13, 2005   Link
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    Lyric Correction"All of the people
    Depend on you
    Not to hurt them
    Or bang the stick down"

    Not
    "Or bang the stick comes down"
    Soupwizardon March 08, 2011   Link

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