Beautiful Boy

by Nerida Cuddy

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I think anyone who has anything to do with young boys will relate to this track - well, every time I sing it live, they are right with me! I wrote it last year when I thought (when he was 8) that I really needed a song to celebrate all the quirky, crazy, in-your-face, passionate, wild boy-ness that I was living with... much better to celebrate and enjoy it, than 'kill' him (you know what I mean...). Today's his birthday, so it's a good day to release this song.

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BEAUTIFUL BOY c. Nerida Cuddy 2014
Have you seen my 100 mile an hour creature of joy
a jumble of manhood, bundled in a boy?
With bombs and bullets, guns and swords, as macho as they come
but soft and sensitive inside, with kisses for his mum?

And though I sometimes wonder if he will survive to twenty,
and though his wild impulsiveness can make me worry plenty,
To see his glorious grin, it just fills my heart with joy,
He's my passionate and crazy beautiful boy.

Have you ever tried to measure the raw energy inside,
a cyclone of activity, with impact long and wide?
Have you seen him on the trampoline a-jumping every day,
pouring all his passion into every game he plays?

And though I sometimes wonder if he will survive to twenty,
and though his wild impulsiveness can make me worry plenty,
To see his glorious grin, it just fills my heart with joy,
He's my passionate and crazy, loving and amazing beautiful boy.

Have you heard him open up for you the floodgates of his mind?
Naming all the dinosaurs, the never-heard-of kind,
the fascinating details of his next computer game,
the wild frontiers of knowledge that he's managing to tame?

Yes, though I sometimes wonder if he will survive to twenty,
and though his wild impulsiveness can make me worry plenty,
To see his glorious grin, it just fills my heart with joy,
He's my passionate and crazy, loving and amazing,
intelligent and hazy beautiful boy.

Have you noticed what a fragile, trembling heart is in a boy?
How an over harsh reaction, it can rob, wound and destroy?
Have you cried out for the wisdom to know how to guard his soul,
and how to keep his hope alive, and his body (mostly) whole?

Yes, though I sometimes wonder if he will survive to twenty,
and though his wild impulsiveness can make me worry plenty,
To see his glorious grin, it just fills my heart with joy,
He's my passionate and crazy, loving and amazing,
intelligent and hazy, occasionally lazy beautiful boy!

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released July 23, 2015

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Nerida Cuddy Canowindra, Australia

Nerida has been described as “a composer & musician with not only an ear for music, but a social conscience & a sense of humour” (ABC Central West). A story teller and poet, she shows great sensitivity to a range of human experiences, often drawing on the imagery of the Australian bush where she has lived for over 20 years. ... more

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