Tim Bays/Jana Stanfield
In Cahoots Music/Jana StanTunes (ASCAP)
Lori is a single mom at 30,
Raising her three boys on waitress pay,
Dreaming that her kids will go to college,
So they can have a better life someday,
She cleans the tips and change out of her pockets,
When the lunchtime crowd is gone,
Takes 10-percent and drops off her deposit,
In a small account she started for her sons.
It’s step by step, step by step,
Step by step by step by step,
Step by step, step by step,
Step by step by step by step by step.
Carolyn has always wanted children,
But never found a mate who felt the same,
Years went by and she got tired of waiting,
Decided that she’d find another way,
She started making calls and signing papers,
Explaining, “I’ll be parenting alone,”
Now she’s buying teddy bears and bunk beds,
So she can give some foster kids a home.
Gina stands outside the bar,
Lights a cigarette,
Stares at the ashes,
Dying for a drink,
Sober 90 days,
She’s praying for the strength to walk away.