Lyrics

Mother

Sunday 7 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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go go go go now
out of the nest it’s time
go go go now
circus girl without a safety net
here here here now don’t cry
you raised your hand
for the assignment
tuck those ribbons under your helmet
be a good soldier
first my left foot
then my right behind the OTHER
pantyhose running in the cold

mother the car is here
somebody leave the light on
green limousine for the redhead
DANCING dancing girl
and when i dance for him
somebody leave the light on
just in just in case i like the dancing
i can remember where i come from

i walked into your dream
and now i’ve forgotten
how to dream my own dream
you are the CLEVER one aren’t you
brides in veils for you
we told you all of our secrets
all but one
so don’t you even try
the phone has been disconnected
dripping with blood and with time
and with your advice
poison me against the MOON

mother the car is here
somebody leave the light on
black chariot for the redhead
DANCING dancing girl
he’s gonna change my name
maybe you’ll leave the light on
just in just in case i like the dancing
i can remember where i come from

i escape into your escape
into our very favorite fearscape
it’s across the sky and across my heart
and i cross my legs oh my god
first my left foot
then my right behind the other
breadcrumbs lost under the snow

oo who mother
oo mother the car is here
maybe maybe you’ll leave the light on
for the for the for the dancing girl
he’s gonna change my name
maybe you’ll leave the light
just in case i like the dancing
i can remember where i come come from

mother mother mother