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Old 05-08-2015, 12:33 AM   #1
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Mother Hide Your Sores (Revision)

A somewhat old-time style country song about a very modern problem. The area near my home town in Nebraska has had a large and escalating crystal meth problem for some time, and I wanted to write a song reflecting my reaction to one of my family members (not, as the song suggests, my mother) developing a problem with it. This is a revision of an old draft. Hope you like - let me know. Crit4crit and all that.

Mother hide your sores and throw that poison away
Uncle Bill just called and the police are on their way
I'll answer the door if you rehearse your story
Tell them you've never heard of any laboratory
When things started to vanish off of farms
Somebody should have known that it would raise an alarm
I think that this night has been months in the making
And if you can't compose yourself, well you'd better start faking

Mother I must admit, I've missed you this past year
Yes I know you never left but you were never really here
You know I can't pass judgement on anything you're doin'
But it's hard to care for somebody who's Hellbent on ruin
Mother in case I don't get to see you for a bit
Know I'll always be your son and I'm always proud of it
But I couldn't stand a single more night watching you dissolve
So it's nothing that I'm proud of, but I had to get involved

Mother hide your sores and please try to keep composure
I can hear the sirens now and you know they're getting closer
Maybe if we cooperate we'll get chances to redeem us
If they ask let's hand names out like they're pamphlets for Jesus

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Old 05-08-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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I truly love this, especially this part: "I think that this night has been months in the making
And if you can't compose yourself, well you'd better start faking". Your emotions are very visible in every line of this song, really apreciate this
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Old Yesterday, 01:44 AM   #3
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really, really awesome song. I would love to hear this if you ever get it uploaded. I can really relate to the message in this song because I too have had to watch family members go through that very same addiction. great song. 10/10


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Old Yesterday, 06:33 AM   #4
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I like it very much, like i just read it, i hear a male voice singing it, and it could use a little women's touch in between maybe, to soften the "pain" that's been sung. (I'm still a newbie, what do you think about this idea?)
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