From the recording Something New

Lyrics

Once, once upon a time
My daddy was a little boy like me
And once when my daddy was a little boy
He moved to a new town with all his family
And he stood out on the playground at his brand-new school
Looked around at all the kids and didn't feel so cool
Then he saw a sight that made his heart fill up with hope
Across the asphalt, there she was, a girl with just a rope
And her feet went
JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP
JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP
JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP
JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP
And then he knew
I don't know how but then he says he knew
That that girl was going to be part of his life
My daddy says he knew right then that one day he would make that girl his wife
And that's how it all started
It sounds crazy, but it's true
The beginning of our family
With that long ago one-two (one two one two one two one two)

Then once, once upon another time
In a land called Guatemala, by the sea
A girl, not a little girl, but not a woman
Discovered that inside her grew a little tiny baby
And she knew she was too young to give it everything it needed
She knew she didn't have enough to clothe it and to feed it
So she made a brave decision with that brand-new babe
She took him on a bus bound for the city, far away . . .
And the bus went
BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP
BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP
BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP
BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP
And then she knew
She got there and knew what she had to do
She went to see the ladies in the city
And asked their help to find the ones to be the baby's mommy and his daddy . . .
And that's how it continued
'Cause that baby, he was me!
I came home to my family
And then, we were one two three! (One two three one two three one two three)

Now the three of us are waiting for the telephone
To ring and tell us that my baby sister's coming home
And my heart goes
THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP
THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP
THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP
THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP
My parents say
Ethiopia's a long long way away
But one day soon they'll take a plane and get her
I can't wait 'til she's here and our whole family can finally be together!
Every time our family changes
Things are better than before
We started out as two, then three
And very soon, we
Will add one more! One two three four one two three four one two three four!