Lyr Add: Here's to Mothers (They're about Love)
Subject: Lyr Add: HERE'S TO MOTHERS (THEY'RE ABOUT LOVE)|
Date: 09 May 10 - 03:52 PM
OK, it's Mother's Day, so here comes the schmaltz.
This song was written in 1994 in the parking lot outside a Mother's Day gig because the set list wasn't long enough. A few lyrics were revised slightly in 1995. Each verse in the song represents at least one real-life mom in the songwriter's family or circle of friends, sometimes more than one.
It wasn't intended as great art, just an easy sing-along tribute to mothers of all sorts.
HERE'S TO MOTHERS (THEY'RE ABOUT LOVE)
Words and Music by R. Jeanene Pratt, © 1994; 1995
She may be little more than just a baby herself,
A teenage mom raising kids with little help,
But she won't love those babies any less for all of that;
She's a mother-- that's all there is to that.
CHORUS: Mothers! There's just something about 'em.
Mothers! Where would we be without 'em?*
Mothers! The poets rightly tout 'em.
Here's to mothers--they're all about love! (x 2)
She may have raised five kids, a husband, and some dogs and cats;
Perhaps she's never worked,--I mean, of course, except for that!
Perhaps at times she wonders what else she might have been,
But she's a mother, and she loves what that means.
She may have had her own career and raised her family too
And keeps her youthful spirit even now at eighty-two.
Her kids just throw their hands up, 'cause Ma won't act her age!
This great grandmother is still on center stage!
Perhaps she never bore any children of her own;
She just takes in strays and tends to those who feel they are alone.
She gives them love and guidance, and they all know her name--
They call her Mother; -- she's a mother, just the same.
*The line JP initially wrote was "Mothers! Don't leave the womb without one!"
But that seemed a bit too silly.
Subject: Video: Here's To Mothers (All About Love)|
Date: 09 May 10 - 03:53 PM
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