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Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – Mother's Day lyrics
Hello. This song is called Mother's Day; it's about a whore I knew in Chicago. Here it goes, goes

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She died with a smile right under her nose
The drive-by victim of a big drug overdose
She was a whore from the ol' street corner uptown
I'm the only one who came to see 'em lower her down

I saw her last light shining
She always said go to prom and quit your whining
I must confess
I didn't know just what she meant then

One time I seen it was a marriage she ran away from
I saw the jewelry when she got her upper button undone
I linked the crime to the corner where we met
I wanted some but she said she wasn't young enough yet

I'm on another merry-go-round
And I scream but I don't make a sound
Virginia was just another person I found

We've come a long way in a sense
We've lost a lot of innocence
Don't try to keep us in a fence
We'll break through

I guess I kill a little somethin' every place I go
Boys, you can stutter but don't you ever stop that flow
And girls, you just keep on teasin' us guys with your eyes
Virginia did it every day until the day she died

Self esteem's not based on IQ
I'd like to say I never liked you
But one thing I learned, don't you ever lie
You'll get burned

I know I'll see you in the future when I least expect
I know a victim of a right-turn cynical wreck
But memory is strange and it fades away
I think I love you but who is anybody to say?

It's all the shots I've taken
Somebody better bring the cake in
'Cause I think it's startin' to rain
On your wedding day

We've come a long way in a sense
We've lost us lots of innocence
Don't try to keep us in a fence
We'll break through


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