SONY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER FROM COUNTY DURHAM

MOTHER’S DAY

MOTHER’S DAY
(J.Lowe / Lowe Life Music)

Wait, wait a minute Mr. Postman,
Is that a letter from my son for me?
Yes that’s his writing, it’s so exciting,
Soon he’ll be on his way back home you see,
And too soon cannot come the day,
Let’s hear the words he has to say.

Mother, I am writing though I can’t say where from,
It’s mud and rain and cold here more than bullet gas and bomb,
The lads I marched away with huddle round me here tonight,
They sleep and snore and shiver as I search for words to write.
I know that Alice aches for me, she’s faithful when I’m gone,
And things would be so different if you both could get along,
I’ll soon be 21,
By Christmas I’ll be back,
Your loving son, Jack.

Wait, wait a minute Mr. Postman,
Is that a letter from my son for me?
I miss him you can tell, he’s doing oh so well,
It seems like minutes since he dangled on my knee,
But much longer since he went away,
Let’s hear the words he has to say.

Mother, yet another note I’m not sure where to send,
Tho’ I always think that somehow, you will get them in the end.
The lads and I are mates again, I know that you’ll be pleased,
We’re thinking there’s another tune or two still up our sleeves.
I know that Yoko years for me, it’s just her stubborn streak,
And things would be so different on the Wirrall or in Speke,
It’s Christmas in three weeks,
Twenty three since you’ve been gone,
Your loving son, John.

Wait, wait a minute Mr. Postman,
Is that a letter from my son for me?
He’s always in a hurry, a mother can but worry,
Kids are one big responsibility.
And will be, forever come what may,
Let’s hear the words he has to say.

Mother, I’m in trouble and it’s kind of hard to share,
The last thing that you need right now is another cross to bear.
The lads I thought were for me, all denied me and skipped town,
You’re right I should have found a nice Jewish girl and settled down.
I know that Magdalene could mend for me her wicked ways,
And things would be so different on a good carpenter’s pay,
It’s Easter in three days. Oh, why did Father leave us?

 

From the album – Honesty Box

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