My little girl came up to me in the kitchen this evenin' While I was fixin' supper. And she handed me A piece of paper she'd been writing on, and After wiping my hands on my apron I read it And this is what she said. For mowing the yard, five dollars For making my own bed this week, one dollar Going to the store, fifty cents Playing with my sister while you went to the store Twenty-five cents Taking out the trash one dollar Getting a good report card, five dollards And for raking the yard, two dollars Total of fourteen dollas and seventy-five cents. Well, I looked at her standing there expectantly And a found memory flashed through my mind And so I picked up the pen and turning the paper Over this is what I wrote. For the nine months I carried you Growin' inside of me no charge For the nights I sat up with you Doctored and prayed for you no charge For the toys that you chose And for wiping you nose there's no charge When you add it all up the full cost of my love Is no charge. Well, when she finished reading she had Great big old tears in her eyes and she looked Up at me and said mommy I sure do love you Then she took the pen and in great big letters She wrote, paid in full. When you add it all up the cost of real love Is no charge.
Written by: BILLY JOEL
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