I woke in the nighttime,
But you awoke first
You got up and got out from a love that had been cursed
And I got a boy, he don't see much at all,
So we both lay there silent staring at holes in the wall

Mama don't come no more
Mama won't come no more

He's holding you tight,
Who'd ever wanna let you go?
I'd burn down ever promenade just to find and let you know
But I ain't done nothin'
I ain't even found a trace,
Of the perfect things we found together
And the dreams I should have chased

Mama don't come no more
Mama won't come no more

Can't sleep, can't think, can't cry, can't scream, can't lose my mind
The only thing I think about is the one thing I can't find,
My boy he sleeps, he sits, he watches me this way
I know that he can't hear me but he knows the one thing that I say,

Boy, Mama don't come no more
Mama won't come no more

Lyrics submitted by californiarose

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    Song MeaningThis song is about a man telling his child that his mother has left. "Can't sleep, can't blink, can't cry, cant scream, can't lose my mind." That line speaks as if he is so miserable about her being gone that he is almost too upset to be attached to emotions. Also, he can't show his sadness or else his son will recognize how out-of-control the situation is.

    Anyway, great great song. SO GOOD.
    mapofmichiganon April 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is sublime. The violin adds a bittersweet sadness an already beautiful song. I agree with mapofmichigan. This song is about a man trying to hold it together after his wife leaves him. He's trying to be strong for his son, but he cant escape that feeling of desperation and sadness himself.
    TinyDreamson May 31, 2011   Link

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