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Every time I see you smile, I thank the Lord you're out of that life: I couldn't imagine having to make a choice between Similac and a pipe. Every time I see you crawl, I thank the Lord you're healthy and strong: no one who doesn't know what I know would ever suspect that something was wrong. They say that blood is thicker than water; I say that love is thicker than blood, 'cause even though you're not of my womb, I still want to give you all of my love, and make sure that you're taken care of. I filled out a lot of paperwork, and I let the social worker prod. Oh boy, did that woman get on my nerves, but I know that she was doing her job. You needed a month to incubate. I paid you a visit every night, and I pressed my hands against the glass, and I prayed that you would turn out alright. I'm so thankful that you're too young to know why you're here. When I think of the future, it fills me with so much fear. How would you react if I told this secret to you? Will your mom still be alive to say "I'm sorry" to you? I guess we'll cross that bridge once we're there; in the meantime, I'll try not to care. Every time I hear you coo, as you slowly fall asleep in my arms, I thank the Lord He gave you to me, to keep you happy and safe from harm.


from Sometimes You've Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace, released July 27, 2010
All voices & instruments by Sean Padilla



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The Cocker Spaniels Charlotte, North Carolina

Homemade genre-free semi-autobiographical songs written, performed and recorded almost entirely by Sean Padilla, a Charlotte, NC resident who does his best with what he has.


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