mother of mine
so sweet and so kind
you raised me up high
that i stood in the sky
and you loved me alright
for my whole wonderful life

and i just want to try
and tell you that i
think it's alright if you cry
for someone who's died
who loved your bright light

if you look closely inside
of my heart you will find
a small box of white
with your name writ outside

if 'tis opened tonight
dear mother of mine
so sweet and so kind
for you my love lies
folded up tight

so mother of mine
when your hair is all white
when no light from the sky
can reach your bright eyes
when the gift of time
is withered and dry
when the songs from your lips
will no longer fly

i just want to try
and tell you that i
won't care if you're tired
or hungry or cold
as long as i live
my love you will hold