Division Baby

from by Geoff Sanborn

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Lyrics and music: Geoff Sanborn


Every once in a while I remember the song I sang you
The first time that I saw you and held you in my arms
It was “Hush little baby don’t say a word, Daddy’s going to buy you a mockingbird”
And I meant it as a promise, and I meant it as a charm

Because I know what can happen between a father and a child
It’s called division, baby, it’s called splitting time,
It’s called “See you Wednesday,” it’s called “Wave goodbye”

Every night and every morn, some to misery are born
And every morn and every night, some are born to sweet delight
And I think you’re the last kind, and I think that I’m the first
But I wouldn’t bet the farm on being right

Because I know what can happen before you hold it in your hands
It’s called division, baby, it’s called change of plans
It’s called later maybe you will understand

And I don’t know what it means when you look at me that way
Are you thinking something? Is it sinking in?
Are you wishing that this had never been?


from Why the Grownups Shout, released October 15, 2014
Instruments and vocals: Geoff Sanborn




Geoff Sanborn Northampton, Massachusetts

B. 1965, bred in Maine, mystery to himself.

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