"Motherless Child" as written by and Dan Maines Neil Fallon....
Every last blind pulled when I walk down the street.
The only sound I hear is my tired heartbeat.
Sometimes I feel just like a motherless child.

This place once had a name. The people once had faces.
In every town I find itâ??s the same sad situation.
Sometimes I feel just like a country less man.

My father tried to break me, my mother she tried to raise,
The county correct me from my wild ways.

I once saw figures about a mile off.
So I waited in the woods until they were gone.
Sometimes I feel just like a wandering dog.

My father tried to break me, my mother she tried to raise,
The county correct me from my wild ways.

Lyrics submitted by JaycetheJayce

"Motherless Child" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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  • +1
    General CommentI was listening today to an interview with Neil Fallon on Aisha Tyler's podcast "Girl on Guy". They talked about this song and Aisha said this song reminded her of Cormac McCarthy's book "The Road". Neil said that was exactly what it was about and that she's the first one who ever made the connection.
    Vanderminton November 22, 2011   Link
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    I keep waiting for clutch to release something sub-par but i think their incapable of that. Anyway I'm getting that this song is about a guy who either escaped prison and is on the run or just got let out of prison and no one wants anything to do with him
    kingbonesteron July 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI fucking hate this fucking song so fucking much. It should have been trashed a few years ago when I first heard this peace of fucking shit. FUCK THIS SONG!!! FUCK YOU!!!
    spinachsaladon November 22, 2011   Link

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