baby seat lyrics – barenaked ladies

you left billy with the kid
and all the selfless things you did with billy
you left your home town in the spring
and turned your back on everything

you thought your life would just go by
without a pause to wonder, don’t be silly

you can’t live your life in the baby seat
you’ve got to stand on your own
don’t admit defeat

he came down from his retreat
she saw him later in the street
he said “you are the only one
to recognize that i’m the son”

so she bent down and kissed his feet
and then that night, between the sheets, she told him

you can’t live your life in the baby seat
you’ve got to stand on your own
don’t admit defeat
you can’t live your life in the baby seat

forty days at sea
then she turned and said to me
“if we make it back
i’ll renounce jack kerouac
and all that romantic cr*p
like i’m an artist don’t look back”

now we’re living somewhere else
we keep opinions to ourselves
but still we seek a sneaky peek at heaven
when the working week defeats us

if you think growing up is tough
then you’ve just not grown up enough, baby

you can’t live your life in the baby seat
you’ve got to stand on your own
don’t admit defeat
you can’t live your life in the baby seat
you can’t live your life in the baby seat

/ barenaked ladies lyrics