Mother and Son--Lyrics

By Scott Grace (aka Scott Kalechstein)

(He:) Oh, take delight in my upward flight. Donít ponder the how or the why. Iím leaving the nest to discover my best. Donít squeeze on my hand as I fly. Let go and wave child good-bye. Bye-bye. Oh, take delight in my awkward flight. Your love and your fear weigh a ton. The distance I choose is no verdict on you. Donít battle what needs to be done. A man needs to grow from a son.

(She:) I nursed you, and rocked you, and answered your cries. I looked out at life through your innocent eyes. Now youíre turning away, and itís so hard to bear; I gave you my all. Thereís a piece of me in there.

(He:) Oh, take delight in my upward flight. Letís cut away old worn out strings. I came through your home to discover my own. Please donít let my spaciousness sting. Take joy that Iím finding my wings. Oh, take delight in my awkward flight. Donít pull on the reins tightly so. Iíd much rather soar from your heartís open door. Oh, Mother, itís time to let go. Oh, Mother, itís time to let go.

(She:) Oh, I never knew it would be part of the plan. Part of me wanted to always hold your hand. Itís sad, but itís good, and my heart understands. Good-bye to a son is hello to a man.

(Both:) Perhaps weíll be buddies. Perhaps weíll be friends. Who knows where weíll land when we touch down again? But for now we must trust in our own separate skies, (He:) Trusting our love as we say our good- byes. (She:) Trusting our love as we say our good- byes. (Both:) Trusting in love as we say good-bye. Good-bye.

© 1993 Scott Kalechstein This arrangement published 2009 by Heart Wind Music LLC