Bye Mommy [Lyrics]

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She said when I was born that all her dreams came true
But there was one dream that fell apart that day
She vowed he let her down for the final time
Without a backward glance she packed us up and walked away
I was just a baby when she left me in daycare
Didn't understand what bills were or the debts she had to pay
As I held her tight, she stroked my head and held me close
And the teachers taught me how to say,
 
"Bye Mommy, I'll be fine."
I remember her voice whispering to me,
"That's my good boy. You take care now.
I really wish I didn't have to leave.
How I’ll miss you, be so glad to see you.
Be as strong as I know that you can be."
"Bye Mommy."
 
You should have seen my mom that sunny autumn day
I thought that she would just burst with her pride
I was off to go to college, a brand new way of life
I saw through her smile to the tears she tried to hide
Here I was her baby and I was leaving with my friends
But she understood why I had to go away
As she held me tight, I stroked her hair and held her close
I could feel how she forced herself to say, 
 
"Bye Honey, I’ll be fine."
I whispered so they wouldn't laugh at me,
"I’m still you’re good boy.  You take care now.
I know you wish I didn't have to leave.
Mom, I'll miss you, be so glad to see you,
Be as strong as I wish that I could be.
Bye Mommy."
 
When I fell in love I knew my mom would love her too
I couldn't wait to bring her home when school was done
On our wedding day she gently took the hands of my bride
Said, "You're the best thing that's ever happened to my son."
Her baby was a man now and would have babies of his own
And she understood why we had to move away
As I held her tight and stroked her hair, she held me close
And again I felt her force herself to say,
 
"Bye Honey, I’ll be fine."
I remember her voice whispering to me,
"You're a good boy.  You take care now."
"Mom, I know you wish I didn't have to leave."
"Son, I'll miss you, can't wait to see you,
Be as strong as I know that you can be.
Bye Honey."
 
It’s late now and it's time to leave this quiet resting place
I lay her favorite pink roses softly on her grave
I'm off to learn to live without her, a brand new way of life
And I know that she would want me to be brave
I had to tell my son his grandma's gone for good
He doesn't understand what Heaven is or why she’s gone away
I wish just one more time I could stroke her hair and hold her close
In the darkness I have to force myself to say,
 
"Bye Mommy.  I'll be…fine.”
Her voice whispers in the wind to me,
"That's my good boy.  You take care now."
"But Mom, I really wish you didn't have to leave.
How I'll miss you, can't wait ‘til we meet again
‘Til then I'll be as strong as you taught me to be
Bye Mommy..."
 
 

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Dave Bradley

Fri 26th Mar 2010 17:55

Very moving Lisa. Interesting structure - you have obviously taken a great deal of care over this and it shows.

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