Song Lyrics - My Baby Ate The Apple

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She did it when I wasn’t looking
Her mind had gone astray
My little girl opened her eyes
It seems she grew up today

She put her hand up to her mouth
She told me that’s how older people kiss
She gave me a look of mischief
What I would say about this?

I left my little girl alone in the garden
And the serpent took my place
He showed her the apple
He put it close to her face
As she eyed the beautiful fruit
She said maybe I should wait
He said go ahead and eat it
Daddy can’t stop your fate

When did they move the years up so fast?
I thought I had plenty of time
Instead my girl's growing up
I didn’t see the sign

Did she learn this in school?
Or did she watch too much TV?
She’s barely out of kindergarten
But something set her free

I left my little girl alone in the garden
And the serpent took my place
He showed her the apple
He put it close to her face
As she eyed the low hanging fruit
She said maybe I should wait
He said go ahead and eat it
Daddy can’t stop your fate

It wasn’t what I wanted to see
It wasn't what I wanted to hear
But it’s too late now
She made that perfectly clear

Why am I so sad?
She was just having fun
I wanted her to play with dolls
Instead of thinking about the one

I left my little girl alone in the garden
And the serpent took my place
He showed her the apple
He put it close to her face
As she eyed the tempting fruit
She said maybe I should wait
He said go ahead and eat it
Daddy can’t stop your fate



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JJ 5 years ago

Such truthful lyrics, well written my friend.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This sounds like poetry inspired by Father's Day thoughts. Very moving piece. We both lament daughters.


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Berga 5 years ago from SKIEN

brilliant.....also choice of picture as always :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@JJ - Thank you for commenting... the speed of their evolution is breathtaking...

@mckbirdbks - thank you. Yes it was inspired by something that happened on Fathers's Day at a restaurant. It's tough to watch our daughters change. They don't seem to value the innocence like we do.

@Berga - Thank you! I truly appreciate such a kind remark... I found that picture on google and thought it was perfect...


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Voted AWESOME. So clever. The pic is fabulous. Enlightening.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Father's Day Blues - sounds like a title you could work with


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@PenMePretty - Thank you... for some reason it just hit me and I ran to the computer to type it all up.... girls and their Daddy's...

@mckbirdbks - Yeah... I could come up with something... you sure you don't want to take a crack at it?


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

hi, I was writing something similar the same time you were writing 'My Baby Ate the Apple', so go ahead


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Some man is always showing my baby his apple! The apple, grapes, plums, nuts, etc.!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@mckbirdbks - ok... I'll have to think on it...

@Micky Dee - Too much fruit out there my man! A girl in my daughters 1st grade class told me that another boy thought my daughter was hot! I couldn't believe it!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Wow this was great I loved it Voted up and pushed all across!!

smiles :)

bella


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@bella - Thank you! My girl was showing me how people make out by doing it on her hand! Damn!!!! She was all giggles and smiles about it too... later I kept thinking about it then the idea of the serpent and the apple popped into my head....


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

How old is she if you do not mind me asking because I catch my 6 year old daughter doing the same I get very freaked out and I just hold her and tell her mommy thinks she is a princess and princesses dont kiss boys cause they are sacred lol it works (but for how long) :( I cannot bare to see her grow...


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

She is seven years old... I just kind of brushed it off when she said it because I didn't want to make it a big deal. She likes to tease with me by doing things that I say don't do... I'm very playful with her but I do put my foot down as needed. Talking about sex with children is a big challenge. It's much more difficult than I'd imagined. I'm not a prude at all and I'm not walking around talking about sin either. I just know that it causes complications if not managed properly so I try to approach it from a common-sense stand point without making them feel like bad people for thinking about these things. It's normal... TOO NORMAL!!!

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