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Song For My Mother Lyrics

Artist: Dean Friedman
Album: Well Well Said the Rocking Chair

by Dean Friedman

In the hollow of your arms, snuggled up all safe and warn,
you used to tell me tales of unicorns and kings.
But how could I comprehend all the things you told me then
of your madness and your struggling?

And my mind would swim in fantasies, like a piece of driftwood in the sea.
I had no touchstone for reality. You were my reality.

Like a dark and unlit room or the far side of the moon,
your insanity spoke emptiness and fear.
And no matter how I tried, how I questioned and I pried,
I just could not penetrate that thin veneer.

And I know you tried to comfort me, to soothe and reassure me.
But then your strength would always fail and in it's place a silken veil.

Like a dried and wrinkled prune, A deflated toy balloon,
I cam home and found you strewn across the floor.
And as they lay you on your bed I heard you say,
"If I a dead, how come it just keeps on hurting more and more?"

And you left me in the early spring. All they said was, "Mommy's resting."
And how was I to know, so young, it wasn't something I had done?

So please try and understand, I will love you as I can.
I do not blame you; you're not guilty.
But still there's no way to describe the relief I finally found
upon learning it was you, and not me, that was crazy.
Comments/Interpretations
by Christopher on 8/6/2009 8:15pm
Loves it
by lider on 4/27/2010 6:30pm
estubo re bonito y sabes no tengo muchas palabras ps desir lo qe es una madre sabes me faltarian palabras pero estubo muy espesial como dise en una noche oscura eella estu bo conmio ay estubo como una luz qe iluminaba mi noche y desqe aqui a todas las madres sin esepcion felis dia de la madre y no solo por un dia sino por todo el resto de la viva y grasisa señor por nuestras madrecitas y bendito ses señor por darnos una madre como las qe tenemos grasias y

yy no te olbides qe el señor esta contigo amioo por siempre


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