Stevie, fearful of another spanking from his mother perhaps, pleads and tries to convince his brother from telling on Stevie with promises of getting his brother whatever he desires.
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The second verse leads us into Stevie’s adolescent and teenage years, a more turbulent and rambunctious time in life.
Brothers and sisters, though many people have them and you have to love them, sometimes seem to be put on this Earth just to be a thorn in your side.
Stevie’s brother is threatening to tell on Stevie for playing some possibly inappropriate games with a female friend of his.
Though many times children and younger teens can only look forward to growing up, they eventually end up wishing that they could go back to the simpler times of being a child.
Stevie got caught sneaking out with his friends though he was forbidden to, he hopes that some impromptu tears will bring out the sympathy in his mother so she won’t be giving him some spankings.
Stevie has been forbidden to leave his house to go spend time with his friends for his mother fears they may get into trouble. Stevie doesn’t seem too keen on following this rule however.
Though Stevie was forbidden to leave the house to go hang around his hoodlum friends, that did little to stop him from wanting to go have fun which in turn caused him to be caught by his mother.
Stevie Wonder, though blind since birth, has been performing professionally since he was a boy.
Though this family may go through hard times and may not even receive presents during the holidays that can do little to cease the infectious joy that the Holiday season bring to children.
Life as a child is so carefree, each day for a child stress free and unhindered. Most children’s biggest concern is what they’ll play with for the day or what their Christmas present will be.