i get a new niece on tuesday.
her name is (probably) going to be Harriet Sue
and she'll have igloo cheeks and wrist rings.
i look back to the last time i got a new little person
and how good of timing she had
so i wonder if things are going to stay this way.
and i'm not sure how many of you can know what it's like
to hold something that's just getting started
rocking it to its first living sleep
and letting it cry neophyte tears on faded tattoos
lord knows i didn't know until i saw this
and everything changed.
so i look forward to tuesday's revolution
and a new pair of eyes that'll stare up
bundled in blankets and bursting with blue
and i'll fight like hell to protect you.
but don't worry about that right now.
just go back to sleep.
i'll sing you rolling stones songs
until your eyelids drop like cartoon anvils.
we're gonna have a great time.