Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

I Cried

by Ruth Pelham

Divorce

I CRIED

Intro

Today was real tough, I got out of bed

I brushed my teeth and then I held my head

And then I cried, cried, cried, cried

 

I said “I won’t wear those shoes, and I won’t wear those socks

And I won’t go to school if I can’t take my new rocks!”

And then I cried, cried, cried, cried.

 

Breakfast was a scene, I wouldn’t eat my eggs

I got jelly in my hair and I got juice on my legs,

And then I cried, cried, cried, cried.

 

School was no better, my best friend was sick

I got a gumball on my homework and in gym I got kicked

And then I cried, cried, cried, cried.

 

I went home and the house smelled great, fresh muffins out to cool

My Daddy poured me a cup of milk, then he hugged me warm and still

And then I cried, cried, cried, cried.

 

My Dad said “What is wrong?”, and here’s what I said,

I said, “I wish that you and my Mom could live together again.”

And then I cried, cried, cried, cried

 

“Your Mom and I are friends, no longer husband and wife,

But we will love you always, we’ll love you all our lives.”

And then we cried, cried, cried, cried.

 

Today was real tough.  I got into bed

I snuggled with my teddy bear, and then laid down my head

And then I cried, cried, cried, cried.

Cried, cried, cried.

 

Written by Ruth Pelham, ©1982, Ruth Pelham (ASCAP)

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