new kid

Today there was a new kid (a new kid, a new kid)
Today there was a new kid in town
Today there was a new kid (a new kid, a new kid)
Today there was a new kid in town

Today there was a new kid in town
So everybody made it impossible to fit him in
Started at the bus stop -punishing him for some unforgivable sin

So he learned to cope (somehow)
instead of running away he’d stand there and hold his ground
and it seemed to serve notice
If you don’t learn to swim you might as well learn to drown

Today there was a new kid (a new kid, a new kid)
Today there was a new kid in town

so now we flash forward 7th
grade finally making my way, i’m makin’ some friends
But when you pulled the rug out
my trust in you came crashing to an end

You were supposed to man up
Supposed to be there when I got in trouble, but you never were
I had to learn the hard way
So I might of put a lot of that anger into her

But today there is a new kid, a new kid
Today there is a new kid in town (X2)

I had to learn to assert myself
pull myself out of that gutter and learn to move on
It was a lot to deal with
had to reinvent myself a whole new persona

I was forced to grow up
all alone in the world and I didn’t know what to do
Couldn’t talk to anyone
no one else to share what I was going through

But today there is a new kid
Today there is a new kid -a new kid -a new kid
Today there is a new kid in town (X2)

I had to learn a lesson
stop blaming everyone else for what happened to me
Started looking forward
And i got a pretty good idea what I want to be

so now they’re all listening
Suddenly thinking that I got something to say
But I know how to play that
tomorrow it’s another new kid and another new day

(repeat w/ chorus)

Today there’s a new kid a new kid a new kid
Today there’s a new kid in town (X2)

Words and music by joe herbert 10-23-2010