Jack grew up fast and Jill grew up slow. Childhood don't last I guess I should know.
Where are all my children? They've taken them far away. It's getting hard to remember when they were young as the newborn day.
Told 'em about being bad. Told 'em about being good. Sometimes I feel so sad. Did I say what I should? [Repeat chorus]
Jill was a cheerleader and Jack ran track. Told the kids many times I would always have their back. [Repeat chorus]
The kids robbed a bank and I couldn't pay bail. They served their sentence in the old county jail. [Repeat chorus]
Jack became a preacher and Jill directs the choir. They both sing gospel tunes over the telephone wire. [Repeat chorus]
And now it's about time to end this song. I know another rhyme wouldn't be more right than wrong. [Repeat chorus]