Trouble and Strife

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Who would be born into a mans's man's man's world?
But what do children care
For grown ups' despair 
A house can hold both boy and girl

But every mother's son grows up
And daughters imitate
And the burden of careworn world
Is his to bear
Hers to wait

As the open world of a tomboy girl
 Closes on a growing wife
From a childhood clear
 Through teenage years 
That always seem to be more
 Trouble than strife.

From the hot dark of the night 
To the cold light of day
From the cradle to wife to grave  Unless I stand in the way

As the open world of a tomboy girl
 Closes in with growing strife
For my own sake I'll comfort take
To know I'd never make a wife
As the open world of a tomboy girl
 Closes in with growing strife
For my own sake I'll comfort take
In the knowledge that I'd never make a wife

You hear them talk of women's way with hatred 
And it cuts me like a knife 
Poor men, so much to bear
The children and the trouble and strife 

The open world of a tomboy girl
Is the best of life 
From a childhood clear
You end up here
In trouble and strife

Written by: BEN WATT, TRACEY ANNE THORN

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