Album Title: Child
Year Released: 1997 / 1999
note from Siberry:
You Will Be Born
[One:] You will be born into a Strange and Desolate place
[Two:] It will be called "The Average Home"
[Three:] The times will be Restless and full of Uncertainty.
[Four:] It will be full of violence. The end of the century.
[Five:] You will silently question this of your mother as you drink your milk, and you watch her move away
[Six:] And there will be no answer
[Seven:] You will begin the long process of shutting down
[Eight:] Your countenance will reflect less light and later when you look at pictures of yourself
[Nine:] You will wonder
[Ten:] You will give up your backbone to the T.V. and you will accept a value system
[Eleven:] Putting forth Lies and Hatred and Intolerance as acceptable in the name of Love
[Twelve:] No one will step forward from the Shadows saying, "Expect this. It's Part of the Path"
[Thirteen:] You will discover Drugs and Alcohol
[Fourteen:] And you will have a good time
[Fifteen:] You will have a good time for a long, long time
[Sixteen:] And you will have a good, good time for a long, long, oh way too long time
[Seventeen:] And you will rush headlong towards your
[Eighteen:] Bottom Line in an Instinctive attempt to Heal yourself
[Nineteen:] You will finally go to AA to learn what you should have learned in Sunday School
[Twenty:] And then you will give yourself permission to cry. And you will cry and cry
[Twenty-One:] And your friends will move away nervously
[Twenty-Two:] And you'll feel like a Fool
[Twenty-Three:] And you will be alone,
And Then One Day...
You will look up