Little White Lie

Tanya Stephens

Once upon a time there was a happy family
There was a baby girl, a daddy and there was a mommy
Mommy had a secret, she told a little white lie
And when she tucked the baby in at night
She sang her this lullaby

You've got your daddys smile
You've got his eyes
I feel my heart breaking every time you cry
Im gonna burn in hell
But its no sacrifice
Your security is worth a million lies

I see your daddy in everything you do
And if you could talk
I bet youd talk like him too
But he cant be your daddy
I hope you understand
The man who thinks hes your father is a much better man

Maybe one day (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
Youll end up crying on Ricki Lake (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
But baby its a chance your mommas willing to take (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
Cause I love you (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
Even if my heart is gonna break (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
Aint no reason you should suffer for my mistake (daddy, daddy)

And so I lied (lied)
Baby I tried (tried)
And it kills me inside (cried)
But Im gonna live with this till the day I die
And I hurt
Baby oh how I hurt
But I know what youre worth
So Im gonna live with this
Until I hit the dirt

And everyday by herself the momma cried
But at night she smiled when the daddy was by her side
There were times she almost told him
And it really broke her heart
But she forced herself
To keep a secret that was tearing her apart

Now I cant sleep at night
I lost my appetite
Everybody keeps saying
The baby looks kinda light
And I tell them, every newborn baby looks the same
While Im praying to God
Please make your colour change

The emotions on his face when hes looking at you
I couldnt tell him he aint your papa if I wanted to
Hes got your picture tatooed on his arms
Now hes bragging to his friends about his firstborn
Oh God
And I love him (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
Really I do (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
And if he ever found out it would kill me too (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
Now Im caught between a rock and a really hard place (daddy, daddy momma made a boo boo)
Id give anything to keep that smile on his face


Mommy kept the family together the best way she could
Cause she knew in this case
The truth would do more harm than good
What daddy didnt know didnt hurt him
He had no cause to fret
And thats as close to happily ever after as anyone can get