You Never Know

LYRICS:
YOUR REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR
WILL STILL BE HERE WHEN I’M GONE.
YOU WILL SEE ME IN THE MIRROR
WHEN YOU LAUGH, OR STRETCH, OR YAWN.
WILL YOU HAVE THE SAME EXPRESSIONS?
WILL YOU CRINKLE UP YOUR NOSE
WHEN YOU SMELL VIDALIA ONIONS?
I MAY NEVER KNOW,
I SUPPOSE.

YOU COULD BE A WHIZ AT ENGLISH.
BUT I BET YOU’LL SUCK AT MATH.
I WAS ALWAYS QUITE THE TOMBOY.
LOVE THE MUD FIGHT; HATE THE BATH.
HOW MUCH OF ME CARRIES OVER?
IS IT BLOOD AND BONES AND HAIR?
OR ARE YOU BECOMING LIKE ME?
YOU MAY NEVER KNOW
IF I’M NOT THERE.

I DON’T WANT TO BE MORBID.
NO ONE KNOWS HOW THINGS LIKE THIS PLAY OUT.
I MAY WELL PLAN YOUR WEDDING.
GIVE YOU YEARS OF ANNOYANCES AND DOUBT.
AND IF YOU HAVE A BABY,
MAYBE I’LL BE THERE TO SAY HELLO.
YOU NEVER KNOW.

BUT IF SOMEHOW THIS THING GETS ME
AND YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR MOM,
TRUST THAT I AM RIGHT BESIDE YOU.
I WOULD NEVER MISS YOUR PROM.
YOU WILL SEE ME IN THE MIRROR.
YOU WILL HEAR ME IN THE AIR.
THIS IS ME! THIS IS ETERNAL.
YOU WILL FIND ME EVERYWHERE.
EVERYWHERE YOU SEE YOURSELF:
THAT’S EXACTLY WHERE I’M GOING TO BE.
THAT YOU’LL ALWAYS KNOW.
PROMISE ME.

Not Yet

Lyrics:

You wanna know my middle name?
Not yet.
You wanna set my heart aflame?
Not yet.
I’ll surrender everything in time.
You’ll be my reason and my rhyme.
You’ll know my pride; You’ll know my shame.
But not yet.

Some girls tell everything they know.
Not yet.
Some girls reveal what’s down below.
Not yet.
If you stick around, you’re guaranteed.
Your plans to win me will succeed.
My heart will open up and bleed,
But not yet.

I’ve waited far too long
To give myself away.
It took me years to get to know me.
But now you stand here at my door,
Professing love forevermore.
Well, that’s great,
But just wait:
I want you to know me.

You see a vision all in white?
Not yet.
You wanna stay awake all night?
Not yet.
I don’t have a problem with the plan,
But if it turns out you’re the man
Who fades as fast as he began,
I don’t want to forget
What I felt when we met.
Not yet.

Lullaby

LYRICS:
THERE MAY BE RAIN IN THE FORECAST
BUT SKIES ARE SUNNY AND BRIGHT.
MAMA’S HERE.
SLEEP, MY BABY.
MAMA’S HERE.

IT MAY BE DARK IN THE SHADOWS
BUT I AM FILLED WITH YOUR LIGHT.
SAY GOOD-NIGHT.
SLEEP, MY BABY.
SAY GOOD-NIGHT.

I SIT IN MY ROCKING CHAIR,
TAKE A BREATH AND SAY A PRAYER.
GOD BLESS THIS CHILD
AND HOLD HER TIGHT.
EV’RYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

THIS LITTLE OYSTER IS SANDY
BUT SHE IS MAKING A PEARL.
MAMA SINGS
TO HER BABY.
BABY GIRL.
MAMA SINGS TO HER BABY.
BABY…PEARL.

THERE MAY BE RAIN IN THE FORECAST
BUT SKIES ARE SUNNY AND CLEAR.
MAMA’S HERE.
SLEEP, MY BABY.
MAMA’S HERE.

CROSS YOUR FINGERS
MAMA’S HERE.