Dear Mother
Lyrics by David Cameron Anderson, Davecamson Music ASCAP
Music by BL

It's late and it's dark and I'm lonely, dear mother
Though Frank is right here and he's snoring away
I'm used to the snoring, in fact, I adore it
'cause it's him, but dear mother, it's no help today
The day we both feared has arrived, my dear mother
Tomorrow at eight I go under the knife
How quickly things change, it's a "simple" proceedure
Removing from me that which robbed you of life

Remember the day I was finished with high school
Surprised you were there with your nurse standing by
She lifted your hand for a wave, you were laughing
In that moment I knew just how hard I would cry
We said our 'goodbyes' on the morning that followed
Then a moment of silence that's turned into years
My doctors are smart - how I wish I were laughing
Well, it wouldn't be me not to give in to fears

I've never been able to put you behind me
and that's, I suppose, how I call on you now
I'm lucky, I think, for what now know the doctors
For the love of my husband, for the God I'll allow
I have wished to return to before all the silence
Before the effects of a body unkind
I have ached beyond words that you've not known my children
But that's not the life that whomever designed...
It's late and it's dark
It's late and it's dark.

Lyrics ©2003 D.C. Anderson. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws