New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

(Raul Malo)

A child who is raised by an unworthy hand
Has less of a chance being a man
Who will try to remember and then understand
Why a mother would cry
While a husband lay dead
Shot down by a gun of a runaway train
Called life in the fast lane
It all ends the same
Well the same children's lives
They will always regret
Are the children who never forget

A man ends up tired and walking alone
On a street corner singing for a penny a song
What he cannot remember was never his own
That's the answer he gives
When he speaks of his home
Well the streets are my life
I don't know anymore
Where the children's are junkies
And the ladies are whores
Well the same children's lives
They will always regret
Are the children who never forget

Goodnight, goodnight sweet child
Why don't you dream with the angels
To forget for awhile
To forget of the life
That's been handed to you
Where everything's real,
Yet nothing is true
Well perhaps you can change
What the cards always read
For the children who never forget

For a time they were counting
You out of this race
You stood up like a champion
That had fallen like grace
Never showing the anguish
That had covered your face
You were raped and forgotten
Left to die in disgrace
Shot down by a gun of a runaway train
Called life in the fast lane
It all ends the same
Well the same children's lives
They will always regret
Are the children who never forget

Goodnight, goodnight sweet child
Why don't you dream with the angels
To forget for awhile
To forget of the life
That's been handed to you
Where everything's real,
Yet nothing is true
Well perhaps you can change
What the cards always read
For the children who never forget
Goodnight, goodnight sweet child
Why don't you dream with the angels
To forget for awhile
To forget of the life
That's been handed to you
Where everything's real,
Yet nothing is true
Well perhaps you can change
What the cards always read
For the children who never forget

Goodnight, goodnight sweet child
Why don't you dream with the angels
To forget for awhile



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_mavericks/children.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×