GEORGE MICHAEL - My Mother Had A Brother

My mother had a brother
They say that I was born on the day that he died
Someone to cling to, she said
When all the noises and the shame came calling

My mother had a brother
I thought I knew them all, I thought I knew
But she lied
I said, ďShow me his face again, tell me again why he diedĒ

She said he couldnít wait for the things that Iíve seen
She said he wasnít strong enough, he never dared to dream a life like mine

My mother had a brother
Over-sensitive and kind
Seems it all became too much for him..
It seems he took his own life
Mum, I canít imagine the joy and pain in equal measure
Tears in the dirt, and all over your newborn treasure

I guess he had to wait until my momma had me
I guess he couldnít wait another moment to be free
In endless skyÖ..

But mama will you tell him from your boy
The times they changed
I guess the world was getting warmer
And we got stronger
Mother will you tell him about my joy
I live each day for him
The sun came out, yeah, and Iím just breathing it in

(breathingÖ)

My mother had a brother
Same desire, different time
Seems the empty spaces tortured him 
Until he took his own life 

I donít know why I waited so long for love
I just donít know what I was thinking of..
All that wasted time

But mama will you tell him from your boy
The times they changed
I guess the world was getting warmer
While we got stronger
Mother will you tell him about my joy
I live each day with him
Your son came out, yeah, 
And Iím still breathing it in

And I swear now that freedom is here
Iím gonna taste it all for you boy
Iím bad to the bone, Iím just a little torn
Iím making so much love

So those of us who have nothing to fear
Weíve got to make damn sure that it was worth it
Iím bad to the bone, Iím just a little stoned 
Iím making so much love

I was a prisoner, but he saved me
Broke into my dreams and said, ďWho cares?Ē
I was a prisoner, so disgrace me
Iím glad to be home 
And I donít believe they care


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