My Mother the War Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs


writers: John Lombardo, Michael Gene Walsh, Natalie A Merchant
album: Track 10 in album Secrets of the I Ching
release date: 1983
popularity : 36 users have visited this page.
length: 3:33
producer: Joe Boyd

Album Information

label: Mark Recordings
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

10,000 Maniacs Secrets of the I Ching cover art


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She borders the pavement
Flanks avenues
The 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

She knows every neighbor
Chats at their doors


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 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