My Mother the War Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 14 in album Secrets of the I Ching
release date: 1983
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
length: 3:33
producer: Joe Boyd

Cover Art


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She borders the pavement, flanks avenues
Parades pass white glove attended by my mother the war
She'll raise a shaft, lift a banner, toss a rose

My mother the war
Mother the war
Mother the war
Mother the war
Mother the war

She knows every neighbor, chats at their doors
Compare econosize electric appliances, my mother the war
Come share a tea and a seat by my cradle with

My mother the war
Mother the war
Mother the war
Mother the war

Momentos of distant vigil, three years each tour
Hands of god enfold him prayed, my mother the war
Haunts her doorway, begs her postman, is there word for

My mother the war
My mother the war
Mother
Mother the war

In bitter defiance she's spitting the corps
Wet a brood short league for combat, my mother the war
Well acquainted with sorrow, well with grief

My mother the war
Mother the war

Fold and laced, carrion, blood soaked robes
Fold and laced, carrion, blood soaked robes

My mother the war, yeah yeah
My mother
Mother
Mother
Mummy

Track Listing

  • 1 Grey Victory
  • 2 Pour de Chirico
  • 3 Death of Manolete
  • 4 Tension
  • 5 Daktari
  • 6 Pit Viper
  • 7 Katrina's Fair
  • 8 The Latin One
  • 9 National Education Week
  • 10 My Mother the War