Welcome Child

from This Life by Jason Deeble

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Delivery room, coming out of the womb,
Welcome to the world.
First breath rushes in, cool air on your skin,
We’re gonna name you, girl.

I make a pledge here tonight, teach you wrong from your right,
Roll over, sit, and stand,
Learn how to smile, it might take a while,
‘til you can do it on command.

But just like everyone, you’ll learn what needs to get done
And walk on the path that I choose.
Just do as you’re told, ‘til your ninety years old.
What have you got to lose?

<chorus> Welcome, child. Stay mild.

Welcome to the fold, you’re only moments old,
But I hope you are listening.
Christian, Muslim, or Jew? We have chosen for you.
Enjoy your christening.

We’ve got it all figured out. There’s just no need for a doubt,
Or a speck of critical thought.
One day you’ll make us proud, when you say out loud,
Everything that I was taught.

<chorus> Welcome, child. Stay mild.

The things we’re doing to you, were done to us too,
Though no one’s quite sure why.
I have a story to tell, about heaven and hell,
Though I’m pretty sure it’s a lie.
You see now I would be sad, if you haven’t had,
The experiences I did,
Heard the lessons I heard, earned the badges I earned,
Back when I was a kid.

<chorus> Welcome, child. Stay mild.


from This Life, released January 4, 2018


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Jason Deeble Connecticut

I'm a middle school math teacher, author/illustrator, and insufferable tea snob. I used to play drums in a cover band but we sort of fell apart. After that, I couldn't find anyone to make music with me anymore so I went off and did my own thing. Thanks very much for checking out my biography. I hope you enjoy my music. ... more

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