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Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh, hear my mother call
Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh, hear my mother call
I was one of five born to my mother
An older sister and three young brothers
We've seen it hard, we've seen it kind of rough
But always with a smile, she was sure to try to hide
The fact from us that life was really tough
I can hear my mother call
I can hear my mother call (Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh)
Late at night I hear her call
Oh lord, lord I hear her call
She said, "Father, father it's for the kids (Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh)
Any and every thing I did.
Please, please don't judge me too strong.
Lord knows I meant no wrong.
Lord knows I meant no wrong."
Then the devil sang
"Would you like to dance with me? (Ooh-ahh-ooh)
We're doin' the cosmic slop." (Ooh-ahh-ooh)
(x3)
She was well known through the ghetto
Tricks would come and then they'd go
The neighbors would talk and call her Jezebel
But always with a smile, she was sure to try to hide
The fact from us that she was catching hell, hey!
Hear my mother call
I can hear my mother call (Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh)
Late at night I hear her call
Oh lord, lord I hear her call
She says, "Father, father it's for the kids (Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh)
Any and every thing I did.
Please, please don't judge me too strong.
Lord knows I meant no wrong.
Lord knows I meant no wrong."
Lord!
(Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh)
Hear my mother call
(Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh)
Hear my mother call
She says, "Father, father it's for the kids (ooh-ah-ooh)
Any and every thing I did. (ooh-ah-ooh)
Please, please don't judge me too strong.
Hear my mother call (ooh-ah-ooh)
Hear my mother call (Ahhh, ahh-ah-ahhhhh)



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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    The plight and strength of black women and how it can be tapped by their sons (hear his mother call). Mothers will do whatever it takes for their children to survive, even if it damns their own souls.
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    The struggles of being a single mother with 5 children's mouth to feed. Prostituting herself in the neighborhood and trying to stay dignified doing so. Not letting her children see just how difficult life was for her but making sure they was happy and taken care of despite her occupation.
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    Sean MarkAug 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    I used the lyrics of this song for a post. It was a little off beat so I show it wasn't truly my idea
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    Simple, mother in the ghetto who had to do what she had to do for her children. If it meant turning tricks or whatever. However, she knew it was wrong and she wanted god to understand her actions. She knew right from wrong. She fell on hard times
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    UnregisteredJun 5, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Just your average everyday hookerprostitute on the stroll trying to make a living by selling her cunt for cash$$$ hoes exist in every city and state. Matter of fact i know a few in st louis mo that are probably on the stroll right now down on broaway and bates!

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