"The skies have darkened
and the seas have dried.
Your honest ways have turned to lies.
Your hands of promise
turned to hands of pain.
You take for granted the life that God create
The life that God created.
The frost and flowers
Mother gave to you,
the muffled whispers bleeding true.
And it doesn't matter how
what kind of eyes your looking through.
Do you see our Mother's dying?
Here's a picture for you.
I wanna paint this picture for you!

With every black choking for breath
and every inch closer to death.
Her hands are held out for you.

(solo)

You said the reasons
we're in the cities that we all made
was that we rage our poor Mother.
Poor Mother.
Poor Mother.
Now that she's leaving
and she's thrown off all that she gave,
we dig the grave
of our poor Mother!
The grass ain't growing
in my front yard, no.
Poor Mother.
Poor Mother.
Poor Mother.
"


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    what a great song, is pure rock, everything u hear it's like the first time

    rhcp_girlon January 10, 2006   Link
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    Yeah I agree It really is a great song...

    matejpon February 05, 2006   Link
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    It is very strong song! I think, if they have written down it as it is necessary, it would be left with a hit!

    Axelbanton March 22, 2006   Link
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    It is very strong song! I think, if they have written down it as it is necessary, it would be left with a hit!

    Axelbanton March 22, 2006   Link
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    I see this song as about Earth and "mother" nature, and how we arnt taking care of it.

    I would quote examples, but if you just read the lyrics with that in mind, theres too many examples of what im saying.

    Falcasauruson December 19, 2007   Link
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    This song is coming hard for me... This first day of 08 and x years after shannons death in 96 comming to terms with his own existance and his world morphing inward. Paint a picture for me Shannon!

    Guarimnon January 01, 2008   Link
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    i cant believe no one has comment this song....its awesome its very depressing like most blind melon songs but...but like blind melon always do keep a good taste in your mouth...

    rhcp_girlon November 09, 2004   Link

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