What Every Child Knows

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Mother's in the kitchen
in 1947
listening to a program
and cutting up an orange
and the band is playing Stardust
the band is playing Stardust

Nana's making pancakes
in her Maple Street apartment
she's whistling over batter
in a big bowel
children, watch the hot stove
children, watch the hot stove

--every child knows
that pancakes on the stove
make a child grow

fathers watching tv
in 1957
he's drinking a beer
and Lawrence Welk has a big band
god, that awful music
god, that awful music

i'm getting out of highschool
in 1959
i'm going on to art school
to make a lot a' paintings
the old folks don't like it
the old folks don't like it

__ but every child knows
that pancakes on the stove
make a child grow

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from All I've Been Dreaming Of, released March 3, 2014

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Ed Askew New York

Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who lives in New York City. Born in Stamford Connecticut, he moved to New Haven to study painting at Yale Art School. In 1963 he took up residence there. Around 1987 Ed moved to New York City, where he continues to write and record songs, and occasionally perform.  
Ed has recorded with ESP, DeStijl, Drag City, and Tin Angel.
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