Mother

Album: Little Earthquakes (1992)
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  • Go go go go now
    Out of the nest it's time
    Go go go now
    Circus girl without a safety net
    Here here here now don't cry
    You raised your hand for the assignment
    Tuck those ribbons under your helmet
    Be a good soldier
    First my left foot then my right behind the other
    Pantyhose running in the cold

    Mother the car is here
    Somebody leave the light on
    Green limousine for the redhead dancing dancing girl
    And when I dance for him
    Somebody leave the light on
    Just in just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come from

    I walked into your dream
    And now I've forgotten how to dream my own dream
    You are the clever one aren't you
    Brides in veils for you
    We told you all of our secrets
    All but one
    And don't you even try
    The phone has been disconnected
    Dripping with blood and with time and with your advice
    Poison me against the moon

    Mother the car is here
    Somebody leave the light on
    Black chariot for the redhead dancing dancing girl
    He's gonna change my name
    Maybe you'll leave the light on
    Just in just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come from

    I escape into your escape into our very favorite fearscape
    It's across the sky and across my heart and I cross my legs oh my God
    First my left foot then my right behind the other
    Breadcrumbs lost under the snow

    Oo who mother
    Oo mother the car is here
    Maybe maybe you'll leave the light on for the for the for the dancing girl
    He's gonna change my name
    Maybe you'll leave the light
    Just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come come from

    Mother mother mother Writer/s: TORI ELLEN AMOS
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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