i wish i was your mother lyrics – alejandro escovedo

i scream at you for sharing
i curse you just for caring
i hate the clothes you’re wearing, they’re so pretty
i tell you not to see me
i tell you not to feel me
i make your life a drag, it’s such a pity

i watch your warm glow palin’
i watch your sparkle fadin’
as you realize you’re failin’ cos’ you’re so good
oh, i don’t mean to upset you
but there’s so much crime to get through
if i could make it easier then i would

i wish i was your mother, i wish i’d been your father
and then i would have seen you, would have been you as a child
played houses with your sisters and wrestled with all your brothers
and then who knows, i might have felt a family for a while

it’s no use me pretending
you give and i do the spending
is there a happy ending, i don’t think so
cos’ even if we make it
i’ll be too far out to take it
you’ll have to try and shake it from my head

i wish i was your mother, i wish i’d been your father
and then i would have seen you, would have been you as a child
played houses with your sisters and wrestled with all your brothers
and then who knows, i might have felt a family for a while

/ alejandro escovedo lyrics