"That Was Your Mother" as written by and Paul Simon....
No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine

I can't for the life of me
Remember a sadder day
I know they say let it be
But it just don't work out that way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine

I just can't believe it's so
Though it seems strange to say
I never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

But I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
When the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away

Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away

Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away


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"That Was Your Mother" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentThese are not the lyrics to this song at all
    AtomicCEOon October 09, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, makes me want to get up and dance, every time, without fail, when I hear this song I will start to boogy a little no matter where I am.
    If that's my prayerbook
    Lord let us pray
    best line in the song, I love it.
    rosewind26on October 22, 2009   Link
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    Song FactA long time ago, yeah
    Before you was born, dude
    When I was still single
    And life was great
    I held this job as a traveling salesman
    That kept me moving from state to state

    Well, I’m standing on the corner of Lafayette
    State of Louisiana
    Wondering where a city boy could go
    To get a little conversation
    Drink a little red wine
    Catch a little bit of those Cajun girls
    Dancing to Zydeco

    Along came a young girl
    She’s pretty as a prayer book
    Sweet as an apple on Christmas day
    I said, “Good gracious can this be my luck?
    If that’s my prayer book
    Lord, let us pray”

    Well I’m standing on the corner of Lafayette
    State of Louisiana
    Wondering what a city boy could do
    To get her in a conversation
    Drink a little red wine
    Dance to the music of Clifton Chenier
    The King of the Bayou
    ‘Ei-toi!

    Well, that was your mother
    And that was your father
    Before you was born dude
    When life was great
    You are the burden of my generation
    I sure do love you
    But let’s get that straight

    Well, I’m standing on the corner of Lafayette
    Across the street from The Public
    Heading down to the Lone Star Café
    Maybe get a little conversation
    Drink a little red wine
    Standing in the shadow of Clifton Chenier
    Dancing the night away
    doortodooron October 27, 2018   Link
  • -3
    General Commenti dotn like this song, its not as good as othe paul simon songs
    shopaon July 18, 2007   Link

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