Springfield, Rick - What Would The Children Think Lyrics



She wakes up in the morning with the new sunrise
Looks at her husband sleeping still
Inside she cries

She makes the children breakfast
Gets them on their way
Watching them through the window
She prepares to face another day

Then her husband tells her
That he won't be home 'til late
There's so much work he'll have to stay behind

But she knows it isn't work that's on his mind
But still he'll never leave her

Cause what would the children think
Where would the children go
What would the children do
If they knew the way it was
But they'll never learn because
What would the children think
Where would the children think

At the gate she kissed him
And watched him walk
Hoping this small charade
Will stop the neighbors talk

She turns to hide a tear
Inside her gilded cage
She cries for the love she could not hold
And lost to someone half her age

Then her pride and breakin' heart
Tell her to run away
But she values what she's got a little more
Two kids, one 9 and nearly 4
And she would never leave them cause:

What would the children think
Where would the children go
What would the children do
If they knew the way it was
But they'll never learn because
What would the children think
Where would the children think

What would the children think
Where would the children go
What would the children do:.





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Springfield, Rick What Would The Children Think Comments
  1. Brad Willis

    same it takes me back to another place which is far away now ..........

  2. Diane Walker

    October 27th, 1972. His future anniversary to Barbie!

  3. Diehardhushfan

    I love this song, a great memory from my Aussie childhood

    Brad Willis

    yes same .soooo long ago

  4. Warren552011

    As a 17 year old in 1972 and getting into to all of Zoot's hard rock numbers I never would have imagined he'd come out with something like this. I was pretty pissed off when he left the band, but I'm OK now.

    charlton myers

    BEFORE JESSIE'S GIRL

    Patricia Frino

    Love this song..
    Lots of memories

  5. jdkper

    a story still relevant today....love the song

  6. Jensenfan1978

    This song and Speak to the Sky are the Rick Springfield I remember. It's how I think of him.

  7. kiyarn myers

    theres moore to rick springfield,,than genrel hospital,,,

  8. Laurie Edwards

    At 3:12, the picture is kinda frightening. Springfield's obviously higher than ALL the friggin' kites.

  9. Elvisism Graceland

    i forgot all about this song..xx

  10. Lisa Collier

    Thats so awesome big up's to you x

  11. jdkper

    classic ...still !

  12. BoweryDoll

    I can't believe I found this here tonight. THIS is the Rick Springfield I think of so much more than Jesse's Girl and all of his 80's stuff. I remember having this 45 when it was first released...and playing THE HELL out of it on my beloved white and bright orange portable hard plastic record player. Reminds me so much of the "pop" I loved before falling hard into 70's punk rock. Hmmm...now I'm in the mood to listen to some Todd Rundgren, Slade, Al Stewart and T. Rex...

  13. alphatatsumaki

    Still have this Record .and still listen to it.

  14. Rick Reeves

    I had this album and loved this song. I'm glad to find here. I've been looking for it for a while

  15. 1supermanprime

    @powerliftingrules i always liked his music. i still do, i am 44 now but am glad i listen to music and not what paSSES FER IT FROM OTHERS THESES DAYS...

  16. HardyGirl66

    I found it! I found that footage! And true to my memory, Rick was in that outfit, playing the piano! Sadly, I don't have the means to upload it. It's nice to know my memory is still in tact!

  17. Mark Alchin

    Thank you so much for this!
    Great stuff!!

  18. HardyGirl66

    You know, I have this recollection of me watching this on my mom's old B&W set when I was a little kid. Rick was sitting at a piano, wearing the same outfit he wore as his cartoon self on Mission Magic. You have GOT to find that tape! We would love to see that!