MICHAEL MCDONALD lyrics - Beautiful Child

MICHAEL MCDONALD
"Beautiful Child"

You learn soon enough
If you don't know by now
When you're talking to my face
I'm not really here
I'm already down the road with my expectations
Wrestling with regret
Somewhere back there
Yes, I am baby

When you cross that line
And you lose yourself
There may be no turning back
'Cause illusion fades
And what you're looking for
May be no more than that

Beautiful child
Someday you'll give anything
To live in a moment
Live with what you've got
You can search this world over
And still be a prisoner in a cage
Once you've forgotten what it feels like
You'll find it on the inside

Not so much by virtue
That we come to know the truth
Still we must be careful not to let it slip away
Feel free to take what you need from me
Learn from my mistakes

From the things
We stand to lose
Once we turn our backs
Of the truth
Don't be afraid
'Cause it ain't no more than that

Beautiful child
Someday you'll give anything
To live in a moment
Live with what you've got
You can search this world over
And still be a prisoner in a cage
Once you've forgotten what it feels like
You'll find it on the inside

Never let it go, no no

Beautiful child
Someday you'll give anything
To live in a moment
Grateful for what you've got
You can search this world over
And still be a prisoner in a cage
Once you've forgotten what it feels like
You'll find it on the inside
You'll find it on the inside
Beautiful child
Beautiful child
You'll find it on the inside
Beautiful child