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Break It To Them Gently

This song is by Burton Cummings and appears on the album Dream of a Child (1978) and on the compilation The Burton Cummings Collection (1994).

Break it to them gently when you tell my mom and dad
When you see my baby sister, be as kind as you can
And break it to my grandma, who said "That boy's wild and bad"
Break it to them gently when you tell them that I won't be comin' home again

'Cause I'm running with a gun and it isn't any fun as a fugitive
Fighting for my life and I don't know if I'll make it alone
Running with a gun and it isn't any fun as a fugitive
God, I wanna go home
Lord, I wish I was home

When you see my lady with the twinkle in her eyes
Tell it to her softly and hold her if she cries
Tell her that I love her and I will 'til the day I die
Tell it to her gently when you tell her that I won't be coming home again

I got in too deep with strangers
Thinking they could help me find my way
But nobody warned me of the dangers
And it's always the young and foolish that have to pay

So break it to them gently when you tell my mom and dad
Thank them for the good years and all the loving that I had
And break it to my grandma, who said "The boy is wild and bad"
Break it to them gently when you tell them that I won't be coming home again

Running with a gun and it isn't any fun as a fugitive
Fighting for my life and I don't know if I'll make it alone
Running with a gun and it isn't any fun as a fugitive
Lord, I wanna go home
Lord, I wanna go home

You gotta break it to them gently
Break it to them gently
Gotta break it to them gently
Gotta roll try to it

Gotta break it to them gently
Gotta really try to soothe them
Gotta really try to soothe them
Gotta really try to roll them

You gotta roll it to my mother
Gotta roll it to my grandma
Gotta roll the old lady
Roll it to my mother
Roll it to my mother and
Roll the old lady

Roll it to my grandma
She's damn near eighty
Roll the old lady

Music by:

Burton Cummings

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