The First Thing

Nick Cardilino

 

Hey, Sis, when’s the baby due?

Well, sure, it’s normal to be scared

Yeah, especially the first one

It wasn’t long ago, I was saying,

“I don’t know the first thing about diapers

Or when to start solid food.

I don’t know the first thing about being a dad..

But Dad told me, “Yes, you do, because

 

The first thing

The first thing

The first thing is love

The first thing

The first thing

The first thing is love

 

Yeah, I know, Dad’s turning into a philosopher in his old age

What?  Don’t be silly! Of course you’ll know how to love that child

You’ve always been good at showing love.

Remember that time you dragged me to play guitar at that nursing home?

The lady there pulled me aside and said,

“You’re friend here sure has a way with Mrs. Miller

She won’t ever put her hearing aids in

Except on those days when your sister comes to see her.”

 

Chorus

 

All there is to know, you’ll learn as you need to

There is no parenting problem that will beat you when

 

Chorus

 

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