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    DON'T BLAME MY MOTHER
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    Look for me in crisis centers
    Padded cells
    Oh, wish me well
    Oh, shame, don't blame my mother

    As I am moving out I see
    she wanted all the best for me
    Those were the days when phrases never spoken
    led to broken lives
    I think of all the things that she once had
    Her magic moments with my dad
    Before I came, before he left her
    And now alone my mother tries
    Stands by my bed at night and cries
    While I am sleeping in my blue lagoon
    Her child of the moon

    And neither can you blame my dad
    He gave me everything he had
    I wish that all the light years between his ears
    And my lips were gone
    His business kept him on the run
    The weekends spared no time for fun
    On holidays we drove him crazy
    And so he took the easy route
    Called up one year and wanted out
    And ever since, around my birthday time
    I get a line from Dad

    Look for me in crisis centers
    Padded cells
    Oh, wish me well
    Oh, shame, don't blame my father

    © 1981 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)


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