Children of Children

Album: Something More Than Free (2015)
  • Pictures of the farm before us
    Old men in a gospel chorus Sephia
    And saddle horses easy on the reins
    Eighty-one a motor in your mama's seventeen again
    She's squinting at the dusty wind
    The anger of the plains

    You and I were almost nothing
    Pray to God that God was bluffing
    seventeen ain't old enough to reason with the pain
    How could we expect to stay in love
    When neither knew the meaning
    Of the difference of sacred and profane

    I was riding on my mother's hip
    She was shorter than the corn
    All the years I took from her
    Just by being born.

    Didn't mean to break the cycle
    At seventeen I went by Michael
    No one ever called by my own name anyway
    Half full generations
    Living all these expectations
    Giving way to one late to have a baby on the way

    You were riding on your mother's hip
    She was shorter than the corn
    All the years you took from her
    Just by being bornWriter/s: JASON ISBELL
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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