Dean Friedman Song for My Mother Lyrics

Dean Friedman and "Well, well," said the Rocking Chair. Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Company
  • 2 Ariel
  • 3 Solitaire
  • 4 Woman of Mine
  • 5 Song for My Mother
  • 6 The Letter
  • 7 I May Be Young
  • 8 Humor Me
  • 9 Funny Papers
  • 10 Love Is Not Enough
  • 11 Rocking Chair (It's Gonna Be All Right)
  • 12 I've Had Enough
  • 13 Lucky Stars
  • 14 Shopping Bag Ladies
  • 15 Don't You Ever Dare
  • 16 The Deli Song (Corned Beef on Wry)
  • 17 Lydia
  • 18 S & M
  • 19 Let Down Your Hair

  • 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.


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