Song Name: CARPOOL

Songwriter: Tracy Newman

Copyright: 2008

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Lyrics:

CARPOOL

I hate this school, it's a forty-minute drive
Why couldn't she go to the school nearby?
I'm starving. Why didn't I bring something to eat?
Why did I wear shorts? I'm sticking to the seat
There's the volunteer security guard
She's gonna make all of us move our cars
Why did I ever have a child?

My life was so much easier pre-Charlotte
I had no idea how good I had it
I'd see a baby and think, "That's what I need,
Someone to love who depends on me."
Oh, yeah, it's all coming back to me now

Here she comes, my little bundle of love
In a hoodie and jeans, she's walkin' on her cuffs
Her long blond hair is in a mess of cornrows
She's rappin' a verse about gangstas and ho's
She settles in, I ask, "how was school?"
She glares at me, 'cuz I'm so not cool
How did I ever get this child?

I wonder what's making her so mean
Then I remember the way I was at sixteen
She's treatin' me like I treated my mama
I'm getting my share of overdue karma
Oh, yeah, it's all coming back to me now

If you're gonna break away you need to
Turn around and bite the hand that feeds you

Be careful what you wish for 'cuz
When you have kids you're a prisoner of love
They knock you out; they fill up your heart
They're your everything, your shining stars
You'd risk your life to protect them and then
They mark up their skin with something permanent
What ever happened to my child?

Why do I keep on suffering this carpool?
Even though I've had enough of being the world's fool
'Cuz she knocks me out; she fills up my heart
She's my everything; my shining star
Oh yeah, it's all coming back to me now
It's all coming back to me now