Natalie Merchant - Motherland Lyrics

Natalie Merchant Motherland cover art
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Where in the hell can you go
Far from the things that you know
Far from the sprawl of concrete that keeps Crawling its way about 1,000 miles a day?
Take one last look behind,
Commit this to memory and mind.
Don't miss this wasteland,
This terrible place
When you leave
Keep your heart off your sleeve

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes,
Lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me,
Stay beside me don't go
Don't you go
Oh, my five and dime queen
Tell me what have you seen?
The lust and the avarice,
The bottomless, Cavernous greed,
Is that what you see?

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes,
Lullaby me to sleep.
Keep me safe, lie with me,
Stay beside me don't go

It's your happiness I want most of all
And for that I'd do anything at all,
Oh mercy me!
If you want the best of it
Or the most of all, if there's anything
I can do at all

Now come on shot gun bride
What makes me envy your life?
Faceless, nameless, innocent,
Blameless and free,
What's that like to be?


Don't go

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 This House Is on Fire
  • 2 Motherland
  • 3 Saint Judas
  • 4 Put the Law on You
  • 5 Build a Levee
  • 6 Golden Boy
  • 7 Henry Darger
  • 8 The Worst Thing
  • 9 Tell Yourself
  • 10 Just Can't Last
  • 11 Not in This Life
  • 12 I'm Not Gonna Beg

  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Natalie A Merchant
    album: Track 2 in album Motherland
    release date: 2001-11-13
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 4:46
    producer: T‐Bone Burnett and Natalie Merchant
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    mixer: Jim Scott
    engineer: Mike Piersante
    recorded by: Mike Piersante
    bass: Mike Elizando
    organ: Patrick Warren
    accordion: Van Dyke Parks
    assistant mixer: Jenn Hilliard and Robert Read
    banjo & acoustic guitar & mandolin: Greg Leisz
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596272124
    script: Latin