Marc Cohn - The Things We've Handed Down Lyrics

Marc Cohn The Rainy Season cover art
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Don't know much about you
Don't know who you are
We've been doing fine without you
But, we could only go so far
Don't know why you chose us
Were you watching from above
Is there someone there that knows us
Said we'd give you all our love

Will you laugh just like your mother
Will you sigh like your old man
Will some things skip a generation
Like I've heard they often can
Are you a poet or a dancer
A devil or a clown
Or a strange new combination of
The things we've handed down

I wonder who you'll look like
Will your hair fall down and curl
Will you be a mama's boy
Or daddy's little girl
Will you be a sad reminder
Of what's been lost along the way
Maybe you can help me find her
In the things you do and say

And these things that we have given you
They are not so easily found
But you can thank us later
For the things we've handed down

You may not always be so grateful
For the way that you were made
Some feature of your father's
That you'd gladly sell or trade
And one day you may look at us
And say that you were cursed
But over time that line has been
Extremely well rehearsed
By our fathers, and their fathers
In some old and distant town
From places no one here remembers
Come the things we've handed down
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Walk Through the World
  • 2 Rest for the Weary
  • 3 The Rainy Season
  • 4 Mama's in the Moon
  • 5 Don't Talk to Her at Night
  • 6 Paper Walls
  • 7 From the Station
  • 8 Medicine Man
  • 9 Baby King
  • 10 She's Becoming Gold
  • 11 The Things We've Handed Down


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Marc Cohn
    album: Track 11 in album The Rainy Season
    release date: 1993-5-25
    popularity : 302 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 4:41
    vocal: Marc Cohn
    mixer: Ben Wisch
    recorded by: Ben Wisch
    guitar: John Leventhal
    organ & keyboard: John Leventhal
    keyboard & electric piano: Marc Cohn
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678249129
    script: Latin