Once Like You

C. 1994 Jackie Tice

I actually was baking cookies with my daughter when this song raised its head.

Baking cookies in the afternoon
Chocolate smeared on her lips
Smile as big as the Mississippi
(it reminds me)

I was a child once
So simple
So subdued
I was a child
Once like you

Joni on the radio
She sounds so sad these days
Bitter for the life
She gave away
(she gave away)

I was a child once
So silent
So subdued
I was a child
Once like you

He came at me
In the middle of the night
He wiped his hands
And his body
Over me
He looked at me
And he told me
This is love
No more love

Baking cookies in the afternoon
Chocolate smeared on her lips
Smile as big as the Mississippi
(it reminds me)

I was a child once
So sacred
So subdued
I was a child
Once like you