Wednesday, June 27, 2007
More Song Lyrics About Abortion and Unintended Pregnancy
Time for another song lyric. Here is "Eat for Two" by 10,000 Maniacs (from the 1989 Album "Blind Man's Zoo):
O, baby blankets and baby shoes, baby slippers, baby spoons, walls of
baby blue. Dream child in my head is a nightmare born in a borrowed bed.
Now I know lightning strikes again. It struck me once, then struck me
dead. My folly grows inside of me.
I eat for two, walk for two,
breathe for two now.
Well, the egg man fell down off his shelf. All the good king's men
with all their help struggled 'til the end for a shell they couldn't mend.
You know where this will lead, to hush and rock in the nursery for the
kicking one inside of me.
I eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two
now. Eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now.
When the boy was a boy, the girl was a girl, they found each other in
a wicked world. Strong in some respects, but she couldn't stand for
the way he begged and gave in.
Pride is for men; young girls should run and hide instead.
You risk the game by taking dares with "yes."
I eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now. Eat for two, walk
for two, breathe for two now.
Walk for two? I'm stumbling. Walk for two? I'm stumbling.
Breathe for two? I can't breathe. I can't breathe.
Five months, how it grows. Five months now, I begin to show.
You can watch a live performance of Eat for Two (along with Hey, Jack Kerouac) here.