Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst - You Are Your Mother’s Child

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(Verse)

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

(Chorus)

Broken bones heal if you set them right

Get that fine tooth comb from the barber's side

Our love's a protective poison

But 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

(Verse)

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, you're up to bat

Chewing your big league, adjusting your hat

Taking a swing and hearing it crack

Look at that apple fly

(Chorus)

Tears will dry if you give them time

Life's a roller coaster, keep your arms inside

Fear that's a big emotion

But you are your mother's child

She has you for a while

But soon you'll be grown and then you'll be on your own

(Verse)

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

(Chorus)

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

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