Momma

Written June 29, 2008

When I am older and I have aged many years
I will ask you a question while I fight back the tears

I will ask you, momma, what do the clouds feel like on your fingertips?
And, momma, please tell me you’re in a better place than this
I hope you will say, the wind that I feel makes me feel young again
To answer your question, I’m making the world a better place to live

Oh momma, momma, momma, sing me another lulla-goodbye song
Oh momma, momma, momma, please tell me when you’re coming home
Oh momma, momma, momma, sing me another lulla-goodbye song
Oh momma, momma, momma, you know I can’t stand to be alone

I can hardly stand at all
You’re no longer there to catch when I fall
So many unanswered questions
I just wish you could answer ’em all

But I can’t hear your replies
I just think of the truth I saw in your eyes
Please don’t steer me wrong
I can’t deal with any more lies

Oh momma, momma, momma, sing me another lulla-goodbye song
Oh momma, momma, momma, please tell me when you’re coming home
Oh momma, momma, momma, sing me another lulla-goodbye song
Oh momma, momma, momma, you know I can’t stand to be alone

I have aged many years
And I’m fighting back the tears

Oh momma, momma, momma, I’ve lost count of the days
Oh momma, momma, momma, it’s so nice to see your face

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Eternity’s Spell

Written June 25, 2008

We all grow old, I saw it in my grandpa’s face just five years ago
We all grow old, and don’t realize ’til the end how little we know

I’ve been thinking, what happens when you’re no longer hearing thunder
I’ve been thinking, what happens when it’s over and we’re six feet under

Down in the dirt ain’t such a bad place to be
I know Mother Earth is gonna take care of me
But if I’m looking down on you, try not to cry
All I ask of you is that you stand by his side

Whether it’s heaven or hell, I do not know
But it’s eternity’s spell that we’ll end up below
Or maybe rise to the top to see everyone
Either way it never stops ’cause I’ll always feel the sun

I just noticed, there’s got to be more to life than preaching all of my love
I just noticed, there’s got to be more to life than what I’ve been dreaming of

When I wake up, will I be on the clouds that we’ve never been able to see?
When I wake up, will I be under ground with all of my friends and my family?

Down in the dirt ain’t such a bad place to be
I know Mother Earth is gonna take care of me
But if I’m looking down on you, try not to cry
All I ask of you is that you stand by his side

Whether it’s heaven or hell, I do not know
But it’s eternity’s spell that we’ll end up below
Or maybe rise to the top to see everyone
Either way it never stops ’cause I’ll always feel the sun

As for now, love, I’m gonna keep on breathing until I see it bright
As for now, love, all I can do is let the day turn into the night

Have sweet dreams, dear, they could be your last so make ’em better than ever
Have sweet dreams, dear, if you’re scared, don’t worry, we’re in this together

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