Are You Afraid Of Your Children

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Official lyrics not available. Especially unclear portions italicized.

Are you afraid of your children
The ones you raised so high
Hoping they would make it
Where you just never could
Do you blame them for falling
Though you always knew they would
Now he's crying
And you can comfort him
Once more

Cutting the corners
Finding the faults
Hearing the questions
And heeding the calls
Knowing this would happen
Maybe once or twice
He'd fall down you'd pick him up
And you'd try to make it all right again

Are you afraid of your children
The ones you raised so high
Hoping they would make it
Where you just never could
Do you blame them for falling
Though you always knew they would
Now he's crying
And you can comfort him
Once more

And you thought
They'd really leave you
Were you jealous
Of their going
Knowing you'd be parted
Was it fair for you to say
That you'd always be there at his side
You can be his teacher but not his bride

Are you afraid of your children
The ones you raised so high
Hoping they would make it
Where you just never could
Do you blame them for falling
Though you always knew they would
Now he's crying
And you can comfort him
Once more
Now he's crying and alone
And you can comfort him once more

Are You Afraid Of Your Children (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byRusty

Background:
 Recorded as a home demo by Rusty in November 1972.
     (0 known performance)


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