If I had a child
Would he see the light
Would he make a deal
With the devil before the light
 
If I had a son
What kind of man would he become
Would he be a gentle soul
Or fool around with guns?
 
 
//CH
My child my child
Where have you been
Lost in the woods
With what might as well have been
All of those you might’ve wronged 
I tell you what they’ll do
One of these nights without moonlight
They’re gonna make a run for you
 
 
If I had a child 
Be him virtuous and true
I’d spend my days up in a haze
A dream the whole night through
 
If I had a girl
Strong may she become
She’ll pull the wool on a pack of wolves
Just to have some fun
 
 
//CH
My child my child
Where have you been
Lost in the woods
With what might as well have been
All of those you might’ve wronged 
I tell you what they’ll do
One of these nights without moonlight
They’re gonna make a run for you
 
My child my child
Don't fear the night
You mustn't scare
Shine out your light
Become the howl you worried for
For in your heart
You know what's for