Toddler with a Slingshot

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You pay me to exaggerate, I think I've done enough

of turning bummers into heartaches and crushes into love

Sometimes our lives are mild, our stories: just okay

I'll set your expectations in the middle when I say: "Hell yep"

A hell yep

 

And knock me down a peg

when I wanna be a big shot

I'm just a toddler

with a slingshot

 

For example:

I got cornered by a salesman at a farmers market booth

selling cheap ceramic bowls meant for dogs to eat their food

I haggle like a master, I showed them how I do

I didn't want one, but I got a deal for two

 

Hell yep

I don't have a regret

Or a dog

 

Knock me down a peg

when I wanna be a big shot

I'm just a toddler with a slingshot

 

Don't have the strength

Don't have the aim

I'm building up my motor skills and everything's a game

You say I'm harmless (you're probably right)

But nothing is more trouble than a toddler going quiet

Keep an eye on me, keep your eye, keep your eye on me

 

... and knock me down a peg when I wanna be a big shot

I'm just a toddler with a slingshot

 

I asked for half your candy bar

you raised it in the air

and split it down the middle

made a perfect little pair

You smiled like a sweetheart

my hand extended out

You winked at me and popped

both of the pieces in your mouth

 

Hell nope

 

That one's a hell nope… no mercy with a Hershey ‘fore she

 

Knocked me down a peg

when I wanna be a big shot

I'm just a toddler with a slingshot

 

Don't have the strength

Don't have the aim

I'm building my my motor skills

and everything's a game

You say I'm harmless (so did Goliath)

But nothing is more trouble

than a toddler going quiet

Keep an eye on me

Keep your eye, keep your eye

and watch me well

or I'll raise a little hell

 

... a hell yep

 

They asked me for a catch phrase

I didn't miss a step

If their story's kind of boring

you can tell 'em: "Hell Yep," Hell Yep!

 

Knock me down a peg

when I wanna be a big shot

and I will kick it up the next notch

 

And if I work, put in the labor,

blood, sweat, call in every favor

Eat my veggies, say my prayers,

push myself to be a danger…

 

... I'll be a preteen with a Taser

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