two kids lyrics – anais mitchell

my daddy’s house is the safest of houses
he sealed up the windows so no air gets in
and there’s plenty of campbell’s, and beers in the bas*m*nt
in case we can’t get to the store or something
and my daddy told me some people hate us
they even hate me. i’m just a kid
and i asked how come, but he didn’t answer
so i started thinking it was something i did

(poem in arabic)

i have a bed with a superman blanket
and he’s not afraid of the dark like me
sometimes i can’t fall asleep when i’m supposed to
i’m thinking about something i saw on tv
there was this house in a field full of houses
it was the bad guys living in there
and i saw this kid looking out from the window
he didn’t look bad, he only looked scared

/ anais mitchell lyrics