Mother

Lyric

Mother look at yourself
Are that scars on your body the traces of a spell?
Just like that finger you cannot move
What have you gotten yourself into?
Well it's easy to tell

Mother what are you trying to achieve?
Always telling lies and hurting me
You're messing up your life
As if that's not enough you're trying to mess up mine

Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away
Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away
Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away from me
You better love me from a distance

Mother the evil came right through your veins
To settle down in your brain
All your actions are under his control
'Cause to him you sold your soul
Tell me mother how can I ever trust you again?
Since with you every good meal has a bad aftertaste
As much as I wanna let you back into my life
I just can't 'cause I got to protect myself from you

Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away
Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away
Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away from me
You better love me from a distance

I love you and it will always be that way
That's why it hurts so bad to see you drag down and throwing it all away
As much as I wanna be close to you
I just can't 'cause seeing you like that is unbearable

Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away
Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away
Stay away, stay away, stay away, stay away from me
You better love me from a distance

Author

  • Text/Music: J.O. Ogunmakin

Performance on Gravity At Last

  • Ayo: vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Larry Campbell: citern, mandolin, violin
  • Sherrod "Licspiffy" Barnes: electric guitar
  • Lucky Peterson: Hammond B3 organ
  • Keith Christopher: bass
  • Jermaine Parrish: drums
  • Dave Eggar: cello