It's been thirty-one years
Since she's been in your arms
But don't worry about Mama
Mama's got a good heart

And I'm not looking for your love
I'm only sniffing out blood
Just a little taste of where I came from

And at the bottom of this river
Is where I put you down to lay
So I can live with it
And in my heart, heart, heart there are these waters
Where I put you down to lay
While I learn to live with it
Until I'm free

And it's been all my life
I've been wondering on the inside
What we could've had
If you'd had a part in my life

And there were children involved
And they were brothers to me
Even if we never got to meet

And at the bottom of this river
Is where I put you down to lay
So I can live with it
And in my heart, heart, heart there are these waters
Where I put you down to lay
While I learn to live with it
Until I'm

Free at last from this shadow that hangs
Surely you wonder sometimes
And I'm sure you all sympathize
Just what a man's to become, just like his daddy's done
I just want to love someone
Who has the same blood

And at the bottom of this river
Is where I put you down to lay
So I can live with it
And in my heart, heart, heart there are these waters
Where I put you down to lay
While I learn to live with it
Keepsake, keepsake
Until I'm free


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  • +3
    General Comment

    Definitely about an absent father. This song already means so much to me :)

    "And I'm not looking for your love I'm only sniffing out blood Just a little taste of where I came from"

    DesiLuon July 17, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I think he says Hard,hard heart not just heart. Great song

    vkolmakovon August 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    very obviously about his father, and his absence in his life since he was born.

    SeanMurphhon July 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's about adoption. Being adopted-searching for your bio family and all the questions that stem from that.

    5ilver5taron October 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Translation

    Well, I got a short question...I'm italian, and I can't get the meaning of the word "keepsake"...someone can answer? Taking the meaning of the word in relation with the lyric

    Alexiton July 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Keepsake is a heart shaped Lockett with a picture in it of perhaps the bio father?

    jmw9on April 27, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    its about being an orphan, his mother is in God's arms, and he remember all that facts now he is an old man.

    FauR33on January 15, 2013   Link

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