Oh my Mama, she gave me these feathered breaths
Oh my Mama she told me "use your voice, my little bird"
She said sing sing sing sing sing sing melodies
And she sang sang sang sang sang sang melodies
Oh my Mama, she did give me fancy feet I'll be dancing on
And I'll tap tap tap my toes into those creaking floorboards
Oh my Mama, she took my little hand and held on tight
Oh the Mamas give the waters of their wells
Oh the Mamas give the babies this very dirt we're walking on
Oh my Mama, she gave me these feathered breaths
And your Mama, she gave you those feathered breaths too
And when the sky drops all those feathers
And when the birds sing in the morning
I'll be a mama, I'll have a daughter
I'll be a mama, I'll have a daughter
And I'll give her melodies, I'll give her melodies
I'll give her melodies, I'll give her melodies
I'll give her melodies, I'll give her melodies
I'll give her melodies, I'll give her melodies
And she'll be my little bird
And then she'll fly, she'll fly


Lyrics submitted by holbytla, edited by smallwonderrobot

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    General Commentthis song is so pure and beautiful.
    a real piece of art.
    i think it's about how her mother cared so much about her and raised her well and when she will have a baby she will do the same as her mother did for her, until her daughter will be big enough to go away and live a life of her own.
    and all of this is compared with the upbringing of birds. how the mother bird learns the baby bird to sing etc. And when a bird is big enough it will fly away from the nest.
    greencloudon March 16, 2008   Link

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