for a thousand mothers lyrics – jethro tull

did you hear mother
saying i’m wrong but i know i’m right
did you hear father?
calling my name into the night

saying i’ll never be what i am now
telling me i’ll never find what i’ve already found
it was they who were wrong
and for them here’s a song

did you hear baby
come back and tell you the things he’s seen
did it surprise you
to be picked up at eight in a limousine?

doing the things he’s accustomed to do
which at one time it seemed like a dream
now it’s true and unknowing
you made it all happen this way

did you hear mother
saying i’m wrong but i know i’m right
did you hear father?
calling my name into the night

saying i’ll never be what i am now
telling me i’ll never find what i’ve already found
it was they who were wrong
and for them here’s a song

/ jethro tull lyrics