a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Mother Dear

Original version (3:46)

It was not that long ago it first occurred to me
That my mother was a person in her own right.
Now I realize how very lucky I have been
And there, but for the grace of God, go I…
go I…

Mother dear –
She can see inside.
Mother dear –
And I’ve nowhere to hide.
Mother dear –
Did I spoil your plans ?
Mother dear –
I do the best I can.

When I was a teenager I really did believe
That my parents had adopted me.
And the way I carried on they must have thought
They’d brought the wrong little baby home from maternity.
But I’d like to say I’m sorry but my…

Mother dear –
She already knows.
Mother dear –
She’ll never let me go.
Mother dear –
Kept me warm and safe.
Mother dear –
I’ll never lose my faith in mother dear.

If I ever get arrested by the C.I.A.
Because they take me for a foreign spy,
They won’t need no lie-detector, all they’ll have to do
Is make me look into my mother’s eyes
And I’ll tell them anything they like.
Oh…

Mother dear –
She can see inside.
Mother dear –
And I’ve nowhere to hide.
From Mother dear –
Kept me warm and safe.
Mother dear –
I’ll never lose my faith in mother dear.

Mother dear.
Mother dear.
My mother dear.

Mother dear –
Did I spoil your plans?
Mother dear –
I do the best I can.