this is a Love Song to my mom

lyrics

hold me mother 
i've met my match 
show me a family 
with no strings attached 
hold me mother 
coz i'm out of control 
so tell me the story 
that i need to know 

u played the piano when i was 10 
when i was 20 u played it again 
ten years went by 
not even a note 
that's all u showed me 
that's all she wrote 

now i'm a singer 
in search of a song 
to do what is right 
and write what was wrong 
out here in the open 
there's nowhere to hide 
so strap yourself in 
let's go for a ride 

when i was 15 i met the pope 
when I was 16 I met rum and coke 
you were so disappointed 
when i left him behind 
to find me a faith 
that wasn't so blind 

but i never found it 
so back her i am 
my heart on my sleeve 
and a glass in my hand 
so tell me a story 
& make it half true 
was it something i did 
or i did not do 

hold me mother 
i need some protection 
there's cracks in these walls 
upon closer inspection 
the lights have come on 
now i see things clearly 
i know that you're here 
but i don't know that u hear me 

you gave your grandson 
some rosary beads 
he loves u like me 
but that's not what he needs 
he picks up the phone 
and tells u he's lost 
you tell him about someone 
we nailed to a cross 

but i never found him 
so back her i am 
my heart on my sleeve 
and a glass in my hand 
so tell me a story 
& make it half true 
was it something i did 
or i did not do 

hold me mother 
i need to be guided 
i look to the sky 
and remain undecided 
you don't need to be young 
to be wasting your days 
you don't need to be old 
to be set in your ways 

and if u were here now 
this is what i would say