Only a Child

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Recognition of childhood as a state different from adulthood began to emerge in the 16th and 17th centuries. Society began to relate to the child not as a miniature adult but as a person of a lower level of maturity needing adult protection, love and nurturing.

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i am just a child with nowhere to go
i am just a child on the side of the road

please leave the lights off but wake me up before you go
i cant feed the horse in your house all alone
i cant keep this castle from falling alone

paste the face on the kittens in the kitchen
and lap their milk with your tongue
dear its already coming undone

paste the tail on the rabbit in the attic
and comb their tail with your tongue
dear its already coming undone

i am just a child with a rose
i am just a child nobody knows

please leave the lights off but wake me up before you go
i cant feed the horse in your house all alone
i cant hold this sun up all alone

give your heart to the hare by the stairs
waiting to take your coat
its already coming undone

give your heart to the woodchuck in the foyer
waiting to say goodbye
its already coming undone

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from A Castle for Howie, released June 20, 2013

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