Mama Hereby

from by Jane Siberry

/

lyrics

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 ANGELS BEND CLOSER, released November 18, 2016
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
Carolyn Fazio: synths, virtual instruments

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist