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  1. Mom and Dad

From the album Playfields of the Mind

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Songwriter: Terry Carolan

Originally recorded in the 1985 sessions with the band New Movies, but unreleased except on the Playfields of the Mind album.

Lyrics

Mom And Dad

Mom and Dad for many years
I’ve worn the chains and cried the tears
And no one knows the weight upon my back
I’m off the beaten path
I’ve laid my feelings out tonight
Sometimes I’d go for suicide to show you that I’m right

Mom and Dad you know
It’s like the evening tide, pulling me as it goes
Mom and Dad you know
Only a fool would try, so what kind of fool am I
Mom and Dad bye, bye

Mom and Dad how many times
I’ve written words between the lines
Surprised that you could miss a thing like that
The past is comin’ back
I’ve laid my feelings out tonight
To find a consolation prize, a trip to paradise

Mom and Dad you know
It’s like the evening tide, pulling me as it goes
Mom and Dad you know
Only a fool would try, so what kind of fool am I
Mom and Dad bye, bye

The locks are on the door
And I’m sitting here, starving for the world that waits outside
I’ve seen it all before
And I’m old enough, to face up to, the things you try to hide

Mom and Dad you know
It’s like the evening tide, pulling me as it goes
Mom and Dad you know
Only a fool would try, so what kind of fool am I
Mom and Dad bye, bye
Mom and Dad bye, bye
Mom and Dad bye, bye