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I was born from love
And my poor mother worked the mines
I was raised on the Good Book Jesus
Till I read between the lines
Now I don't believe
I want to see the morning
Going down the stoney end
I never wanted to go
Down the stoney end
Mama let me start all over
Cradle me, Mama, cradle me again
I can still remember him
With love light in his eyes
But the light flickered out and parted
As the sun began to rise
Now I don't believe
I want to see the morning
Going down the stoney end
I never wanted to go
Down the stoney end
Mama let me start all over
Cradle me, mama, cradle me again
(Cradle me, mama, cradle me again
Mama, cradle me again...)
Never mind the forecast
'Cause the sky has lost control
'Cause the fury and the broken thunders
Come to match my raging soul
Now I don't believe
I want to see the morning
Going down the stoney end
I never wanted to go
Down the stoney end
Mama let me start all over
Cradle me, mama, cradle me again
Going down the stoney end...



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    greentomato1962Aug 30, 2010 at 11:04 am
    First lover
    Sad ending
    Stoney does not mean drugs but a gravel road in a poor mining town
    Daughter loves Mama and respects her
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    bobcarpNov 14, 2008 at 12:53 am
    Girl has religious upbringing.
    Sees her mother working hard labor, not much in return
    Thinks she can have a better life then mom.
    Gets stoned and takes a guy home.
    Next morning the spark between them has “flickered out”.
    She is remorseful and starts thinking about mother’s teachings.
    No longer wants to go the way of being stoned.
    Asks mother (metaphorically) to leter her start all over.

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