You was a baby like I was once
You was cryin' in the early mornin'
You was bornin a stable Lord
Reid Memorial is where I was born
They wrapped You in swaddling clothes
Me they dressed in baby blue
I was twelve years old in the meeting house
Listening to the old men pray
I was tryin' hard to figure out what it was
That they was tryin' to say
There You were in the temple
they said You weren't old enough
To know the things you knew
Did You grow up hungry
Did You grow up fast?
Did the little girls giggle
When You walked past?
Did You wonder what it was
That made them laugh?
Did they tell You stories 'bout the saints of old?
Stories about their faith?
They say stories like that make a boy grow bold
Stories like that make a man walk straight
You was a boy like I was once
But was You a boy like me?
I grew up around Indiana
You grew up around Galilee
And if I ever really do grow up
Lord I want to grow up and be just like You
Did You wrestle with a dog and lick his nose?
Did You play beneath the spray of a water hose?
Did You ever make angels in the winter snow?
Did You ever get scared playing hide and seek?
Did You try no to cry
When You scraped Your knee?
Did You ever skp a rock across a quiet creek?
And I really may just grow up
And be like You someday