The Baby Daddy Blues

 

A poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure:  The accent points align for all 4 verses and choruses.

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

VERSE 1

 

I gotta get on back

 

to Fort Worth.

 

Iím in a hurry, in a hurry.

 

Cause a sweet thing there is giving birth.

 

And Iím the daddy, Iím the daddy.

 

 

A one way fare is what Iím buyiní,

 

On a South bound Trailways bus.

 

And while itís true that Iíd rather be flyiní,

 

There is no way that Iím making a fuss.

 

 

I can deal with the ride,

 

By Greyhound from Illinois.

 

'Cause she told me that weíre haviní a boy.

 

 

CHORUS 1

 

Iím the baby daddy,

 

Yeah, the baby daddy.

 

Yes I have been away,

 

But now Iím cominí back to stay.

 

Iím the baby daddy,

 

Yeah, the baby daddy.

 

Sure hope my boy will wait for me.

 

 

VERSE 2Picture by Rogier van der Weyden from 1431, depicting Mother Mary nursing the baby Jesus.

 

This feeling must be love,

 

And nothing less,

 

Cause Iím so happy, Iím so happy.

 

With a new born suckling on her breast.

 

Like Mother Mary, Mother Mary.

 

 

Iíll be the man my boy is neediní.

 

Now Iím back in his mamaís life.

 

And pretty clear from the signals Iím readiní.

 

Soon this Texas beauty will be my wife.

 

 

It was nine months ago,

 

In my car we did the deed.

 

Now heís more than just a mouth to feed.

 

 

CHORUS 2

 

Iím the baby daddy,

 

Yeah, the baby daddy.

 

I donít care if heís small,

 

Iíll be his coach in basketball.

 

Iím the baby daddy,

 

Yeah, the baby daddy.

 

Just put a ring in layaway.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Your Mama had me sign,

 

Lot of legal forms.

 

There were no clashes, and no grumbling.

 

Then your whole mood changed into a storm.

 

With lightning flashes, thunder rumbling.

 

 

Itís like you cut me and Iím bleeding.

 

When you said:  ďBetter hit the road.Ē

 

Best save the tears, whatís the use in pleading.

 

Time to pay for all those wild oats I sowed.

 

 

Got no right to complain.

 

ĎBout getting told "there's the street."

 

But you know our future could have been sweet.

 

 

CHORUS 3

 

Iím the baby daddy,

 

Yeah, the baby daddy.

 

I did all you asked of me.

 

Iíve said my last apology.

 

Iím the baby daddy,

 

Yeah, the baby daddy.

 

Guess that is all Iíll ever be.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

Went back to see my boy,

 

And he wasn't there.

 

They said that he had, a new family.

 

There was just no way to pay my share.

 

And I got damn mad, when she told me.

 

 

She could of gone with an abortion.

 

Then that's that, what's done is done.

 

But know I'm glad that she chose adoption.

 

At least someone's out there raising my son.

 

 

Some will say they could not,

 

Give away their only child.

 

Just the thought can get some people so riled.

 

 

CHORUS 4

 

She's the baby's mama,

 

Yeah, the baby's mama.

 

And which ever way she chose.

 

Folks will always look down their nose

 

She's the baby's mama,

 

Yeah, the baby's mama.

 

Fact is that she pays either way.

 

 

 

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