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(November 12th 1986 / Kirkland, WA)

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Bury

Mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons
No, mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons
The world runs by with a fleeting eye
No, mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons

Once born into the world, now taken away
Told to dream high, and live for today
Risen above the clouds of darkness, only to fall
And I saw no one answered my call
My body lay limp, cold, and frail
My hair wet with crimson sky
The world once wept, but now is fond
For the love of a mother and son

Mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons
No, mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons
The world runs by with a fleeting eye
No, mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons

Alive in my grave, I ponder the waves
That crash on the beaches of my mind
The soul I made, with stone and clay
Now grows feeble in it's demise
I clasp my hands, as many have before
Asking for a better day
But all has been lost, never to be found
My heart turns a darker shade of gray

Mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons
No, mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons
The world runs by with a fleeting eye
No, mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons

When I was given a soul to bear
I wore it on my sleeve to share
I lived without a care in the world
Now I wish I could repent what I dare
When I was taken away from this world
My life was as plain as can be
My mother once told me to not weep at her death
For she knew that I would succeed
But now in my tomb, forever to rest
What can I say to revise
The painful guilt and shame that comes from her eyes
Every Sunday she stands above my plot of land
A hand full of flowers and a face full of tears
She tells me she loves me and wishes I was near
Mothers aren't supposed to bury their sons

Submitted: Wednesday, June 09, 2010


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