Oh she knows
She takes his hand
And prays the child will understand
At the door they watch the men go by
In the clothes that daddy wore

Mother's pride
Baby boy
His fathers eyes
He's a soldier waiting for war
Time will come
He'll hold a gun
His father's son

And as he grows
He hears the band
Takes the step from boy to man
And at the shore she waves her son goodbye
Like the man she did before

Mother's pride
Just a boy
His country's eyes
He's a soldier waving at the shore
And in her heart the time has come
To lose a son

And all the husbands, all the sons, all the lovers gone
They make no difference
No difference in the end
Still hear the woman say your father died a hero
In the name of God and man

Mother's pride
Crazy boy
His lifeless eyes
He's a soldier now forevermore
He'll hold a gun 'till kingdom come


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by Fanta-l

Mother's Pride Lyrics as written by George Michael

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI remember this song, it came out just after I'd joined the military. I remember listening to it back then; it kind of left a hollow feeling inside. This also was right about the time Operation Desert Shield/Storm was happening, so it kind of resonated in that sense.
    lurchybabyon April 12, 2007   Link

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