Mama's Book

Mama's Book

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Nice prompt...couldn't resist it! Rough write and rougher recording as I try not awake those around me trying to sleep in.

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Mama's Book
https://www.reccentric.com/JohnStaplesMusic-50-90-2018/JohnStaples-MamasBook.mp3
August 26, 2018

mama kept a little book
a diary of her life
she wrote of what it meant to be
a woman, mom and wife
we found it on the day she died
tucked underneath her bed
we opened up this precious tome
and this is what it said

I've loved the world
since I was just a girl
I've loved my life
since I became a wife
I love the crazy
and I love the calm
but most of all
I love being your mom

mama always taught us kids
to treat each other kind
she read to us most every night
shared what was on her mind
taught us to engage the world
with love and great aplomb
and she never forgot to tell us
I'm proud to be your mom

I've loved the world
since I was just a girl
I've loved my life
since I became a wife
I love the crazy
and I love the calm
but most of all
I love being your mom

mama left today
our hearts will surely break
but she gave us so much more
than death could ever take

I've loved the world
since I was just a girl
I've loved my life
since I became a wife
I love the crazy
and I love the calm
but most of all
I love being your mom
Most of all
I love being your mom

© 2018 John Staples JohnStaplesMusic.com



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Comments

tcelliott's picture

What a great heartfelt lyric. Your vocal is good here and your "rough" recording sounds excellent. Several of us used the diary/journal aspect (and not to put myself down) but y'all did it so much better than I did.

Jibbidy34's picture

So so beautiful - the writing, the music that perfectly sets the stage, your delivery...as always I'm such a fan of your voice and your guitar playing - I really want to know what mic you're using - this sound is just gorgeous! Your song is so emotive, touching and reaches in to tug on our heart strings. You're a superstar John!!

AprilM's picture

This is beautiful. Nice structure, lovely guitar, lyrics are very sentimental and heartwarming.

metalfoot's picture

If only my rough drafts could sound so good... lovely use of the diary theme for 'book' (which seems to have been a popular take!).
Great take on the skirmish theme, John!

JWHanberry's picture

Beautiful song. That last line of the chorus brought tears to my eyes. I miss my Mother so much. Thanks John.

kahlo2013's picture

Such a gorgeous and tender tribute. It is so special! It brings tears to my eyes just to read it... and then hearing it with your beautiful gentle vocals and guita is so nostalgic and poignant. Love this, John! Really moving!

yam655's picture

This is a really great song. Well done! Quite lovely!

atitlan's picture

Really sweet and tender. Love the chorus. The simple guitar and vocal is perfect for such a personal feeling song.

Lovely lyric and well perfomed in your lovely relaxed style. Very enjoyable and very well done for a skirmish.

crisp1's picture

Hit me right in the heart, man. How you pull these off in a skirmish is a mystery but I'm glad you've figured out how to do it. Superb.