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You Are Your Mother's Child lyrics

  • Artist: Conor Oberst (Conor Mullen Oberst)
  • Album: Stuck in Love
  • Translations: French
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You Are Your Mother's Child

I remember the day you appeared on this earth
With eyes like the ocean, got blood on my shirt
From my camera angle it looked like it hurt
But your mama had a big old smile
 
We drove you home, saw your yellowing skin
Packed a few things and drove you back again
Stayed up all night worrying, wondering
What was gonna make it better
 
Broken bones heal when you set them right
Get your fine tooth comb from the barbicide
Our love's a protective poison
Well you are your mother's child
And she'll keep you for a while
But someday you'll be grown and then you'll be on your own
 
Halloween costume, looking real cute
With your pillowcase full, in your astronaut suit
But your cousin the cowboy is eyeing your loot
Better watch your Snickers bar
 
Out on the diamond, now you're up to bat
Chewing your big league, adjusting your hat
Taking a swing and hearing it crack
Look at that apple fly
 
Tears will dry if you give them time
Life's a roller coaster, keep your arms inside
Fear that's a big emotion
Well you are your mother's child
And she'll keep you for a while
But one day you'll be grown and then you'll be on your own
 
Posing for pictures, cap and a gown
Summer is coming, you're driving around town
Everyone's asking what you're gonna do now
I know you're gonna make a splash
 
And find you a sweetheart to treat you so kind
Invite her to dinner and kiss her goodnight
What I couldn't teach you, you will realize
She's the only thing that matters
 
Although he's a bastard, make your papa proud
Your a fine young man and I got no doubt
That you're gonna do this better
Cause you are your mother's child
She had you for a while
But now that you're grown, may you never be on your own
Well now that you're grown, may you never be on your own
 
Thanks!
Submitted by notaprincess9notaprincess9 on 2014-09-11
Last edited by Miley_LovatoMiley_Lovato on 2020-08-30

 

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