there's a prayer hanging
from my heart, and with an easy smile
she whispers in the windy night
and fans a glowing fire
i reach out in the cold and dark
and press her lips to mine
the promise i see in her eyes
i'll understand in time
understand in time

i built my walls up to the sky
with iron all around
and like an atom bomb
she pulls it casually to the ground
in the rubble down below
there's just a quiet hum
and all these broken vows to jesus
of who will i become
who i will become

oh my my my my
oh now mother, mother don't you cry
there ain't nothing can be done
i am my father's son

now i stumble through a lifetime
i stagger through the years
my ignorance is deadly
my intentions are unclear
i couldn't see it coming in the anger of the night
i didn't mean to kill him but i meant for him to die
i meant for him to die

oh my my my my
oh now mother, mother don't you cry
there ain't nothing can be done
i am my father's son

i've rambled on for days and nights
forever on the run
i carry with me always everything i've done
everything i've done

when i reach the pearly gates somewhere in the clouds
i'll raise my head up to the lord
i don't care what happens now

oh my my my my
oh now mother, mother don't you cry
oh my my my my
oh now mother, mother don't you cry
there ain't nothing can be done
i am my father's son


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