Tried to find my flock
I don't know which way to hide
All I got is the clothes on my back
And the will that I'll survive

My mama's caught in the grey old home
She calls me on the phone
I'll come and get you mama when I can
You'll be safe in that old home

I'll come and get you on a Monday
I'll come and get you on a Tuesday
I'll come and get you on a Wednesday
I'll come and get you on a Thursday

The water's peaked about 5 to 6 feet
And now it's resting at about 4
I take the wood from the floating pews
And build a boat that I can moor

I think of mama in that attic
With her useless mind distressed
I wave down the guards outside the church
And I tell them her address

They'll go and get her on a Monday (Monday)
They'll go and get her on a Tuesday (Tuesday)
They'll go and get her on a Wednesday (Wednesday)
They'll go and get her on a Thursday (Thursday)

I saw two men in a rowboat
Iranians that owned a nearby store
They said "Father, take it with you,
And keep it safe, we can't use it anymore."

I left my church with the bibles and hymn books
Sailin' like holy ships in the night
It's the fourth day momma called "Get me!"
Oh, I'm prayin' she's alright.

I'll go and get her on a Monday (Monday)
I'll go and get her on a Tuesday (Tuesday)
I'll go and get her on a Wednesday (Wednesday)
I'll go and get her on a Thursday (Thursday)

I got to higher ground today
I gathered 'round my soggy sheep
The lambs that lost their way last night
They were lying in a heap

The guards were talking next to me
I overheard what was being said
"The elderly were drowned at St. Rita's Home."
My momma she was dead.

I said I'd get her on a Monday (Monday)
I said I'd get her on a Tuesday (Tuesday)
I said I'd get her on a Wednesday (Wednesday)
I said I'd get her on a Thursday (Thursday)

I said I'd get her on a Tuesday (Tuesday)
I said I'd get her on a Wednesday (Wednesday)
I said I'd get her on a Thursday (Thursday)
But Friday she's gone
But Friday she's gone
But Friday she's gone

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday...

I said I'd get her on a Tuesday (Tuesday)
I said I'd get her on a Wednesday (Wednesday)
I said I'd get her on a Thursday (Thursday)
But Friday she's gone


Lyrics submitted by ribqueen

St. Rita's Home song meanings
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