What Shall We Do With The Child Lyrics

by Carly Simon

I know I'm not what you wanted not what you had in mind
And I didn't come close to the mark you'd set
For the girl you'd planned to find
Though we often laugh together you've never seen me cry
We shared but idle words and a casual goodbye

And what shall we do with the child?
Who's got your eyes my hair and your smile
Reminding me that we fell in love
But just for a little while

You never asked about the girl you never knew
And while she was sleeping in my arms
She never asked about you without you seems the only way
But time has passed and now she'll soon be asking questions

And she'll ask about you and how shall I say to the child
Who's got your eyes, my hair, your smile
Reminding me that we fell in love but just for a little while
What shall we do with the child?
Who's got your eyes, my hair and your smile