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I Hope That I Can Make It Before We Have A Baby

from Tell It To Me Straight Vol 1 by Jake Morley



It can be nice to play guitar in the daytime
And scribble words down when everyone else is at work
But I earn nothing much to give, and if we ever had a kid
It'd be a little selfish not to stop
Unless it's my job
And there's some fool who wants to pay me
Oh I hope that I make it before we have a baby

I hear their adorable little mouths they need feeding
And their fragrant heads need somewhere to rest
Another white guy needs attention for his feelings
As if we'd ever need another one of those
But it's all I know
And there's always stacking shelves in Sainsbury's
Oh I hope that I can make it before we have a baby

I'm told they turn out rather better if you put time in
A little money makes the rougher days more smooth
Anyone who seems content providing neither
Well no smart parent would let em stay for long
And you're as smart as they come
Although you did end up with me
Oh I hope that I can make it before we have a baby

We could wait a little longer til we feel ready
Though how do you know you are until you try
We never were that fussed about living lives of luxury
And there's value in doing what you love
But the truth is tough
No one said it was easy to raise a family
Maybe I won't care if I can make it
What does it even mean to make it
Still I hope that I can make it before we have a baby


from Tell It To Me Straight Vol 1, released March 20, 2020
Written and Performed by Jake Morley
Produced and Mixed by Calum MacColl
Mastered by George Shilling


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