They love you still, your mom and dad.

You may not think so, but they do.

They gave you all the love they had

Though they were human, it is true.

And they had trouble with their folks

That they kept quiet from your ears,

Down deep beneath the family jokes

Was shouting, silence, many tears.

If childhood history makes you blue,

Thinking of your parents' mess,

Let the misery end with you

And treat your kids with tenderness.