Little girl was down by the waterside
The sun so hot and the roses so red where she lie
As little boys sit and watch as she twirls all around
Sunny smiles not a raincloud could bring that girl down
What's behind those big brown eyes?
Do you dream at night
Without your lullaby?
Little boy sits alone as he sings in the dark
Wondering if his own dreams had pulled them apart
He sings a song of tomorrow he never can see
Mostly sings of a lost little girl's memory
As his dreams go flashing by
He begins to hear
A lonely lullaby
Well now, we used to sing
And we used to cry
In our children's lullaby
Little girl on the street with nobody around
Has her head in the air dirty feet on the ground
She shuts her eyes and she wonders is this a mistake
Now she's gone from the warmth of her little boy days
She believes that she'll get by
On her own without
Her little boy's lullaby
Little boy prays to God to answer his song
To hold her hand when everyone else's are gone
Time goes by and the wounds slowly turn into scars
So he makes his final wish on the midnight stars
And he screams
Little girl, won't you hear my cry?
Won't you come back home
To your lover's lullaby?
Little girl down by the waterside