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Embrace Me, You Child

Released by Carly Simon in 1972
From the Album: No Secrets |

This version of Embrace Me, You Child was released by Carly Simon in 1972.

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At night I heard God whisper lullabyes
While Daddy next door whistled whisky tunes
And sometimes when I wanted, they would harmonize
There was nothing those two couldn’t do

Embrace me you child, you’re a child of mine
And I’m leaving everything I am to you
Go chase the wild and nightime streets sang Daddy
And God sang, Pray the devil doesn’t get to you

I thought together they must sing the moon away
I thought that they must know each other well
For the magic that they made, when they played
Wasn’t lost between their Heaven and their Hell

Then one night Daddy died and went to Heaven
And God came down to earth and slipped away
I pretended not to notice I’d been abandoned
But no-one sang the night into the day
And later night time songs came back again
But the singers don’t compare with those I knew
And I never figured out where God and Daddy went
But there was nothing those two couldn’t do


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Embrace Me, You Child. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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The lyrics to Embrace Me, You Child are the words, verses and chorus for the song released by Carly Simon in 1972. Elements of the lyrics to Embrace Me, You Child are both direct in meaning and also metaphorical with the real meanings of the song only known by Carly Simon and any collaborating writers working on the lyrics for Embrace Me, You Child back when it was created.

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