Mama Hereby

from by Jane Siberry

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mama, are you listening? please put your tea towel down this is the most important thing I’ve ever said I love you as my mother I love you as no other but the pain we cause each other is killing me
can we hereby agree with love and dignity from now on my life is fine and you are free? you know anytime you come to me with love my arms will always be open
all the times I lay my head upon your lap your hand upon my forehead brought such comfort such treasured memories as are so many still but across this kitchen table words are hurting
can we hereby agree with love and dignity from now on my life is fine and you are free? you know anytime you come to me with love my arms will always be open
don’t worry about my health or my weight my body is just fine don’t worry about what other people think of me just laugh about my ways and be glad that I have faith and for what time is left let’s just enjoy each other’s company
let us hereby agree with love and dignity from now on my life is fine and you are free
don’t cry, mama this is not goodbye not at all try, mama be light, mama like with your friends, mama be light with me too
you know anytime you come to me with love (or not) my arms will always always always my arms will always be open to you

credits

from Ulysses' Purse, released January 11, 2018
jane: vocals, piano, keyboard pizzicato strings, nylon guitar pauline kim: violin, viola christine kim: cello james roe: oboe david travers-smith: e-flat peck horns

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