Ruthie Collins – Mockingbird Lyrics

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I was just a little kid, wearing my favourite dress
reaching for the sky with my arms stretched wide
leaping from the porch steps when I fell hard
on the concrete the tears came rolling down
and momma came runnin’, wrapped me
in her arms and I can still hear her now singing
Oh my darlin’ don’t say a word
Momma’s gonna buy you a mocking bird
and one day that bird is gonna sing
Hush now baby don’t you cry, you’ll find a way
to fly across the sky
Even on broken wings
Little mockingbird sing
I left home with a big dream and mommas words
in my heart
reaching for the sky with my head held high, holding on to
this guitar
I thought I’d find me a spotlight not a city of slamming doors
I call her when it’s all too much
Just to hear her voice singing
Oh my darlin’ don’t say a word
Momma’s gonna buy you a mocking bird
and one day that bird is gonna sing
Hush now baby don’t you cry, you’ll find a way
to fly across the sky
Even on broken wings
Little mockingbird sing
Oh sing.
I took the red eye home, soon as I got the call
Momma’s lying there with her silver hair
barely holding on
So I lay down beside her, took her hand to pray
but she was so weak, she couldn’t speak
and as the tears rolled down her face
I started singing
Oh my darlin’ don’t say a word
Oh my darlin’ don’t say a word
Hush now momma don’t you cry, you’re finally gonna fly
across the sky on a pair of angel wings
Little mockingbird sing
Oh sing…