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​I Knew Your Mother

This song is by Loudon Wainwright III and appears on the album Haven't Got The Blues (Yet) (2014).

I knew your mother, let me be clear
We were lovers before you got here
So don't forget that I knew her when
Love was the means, and you were the end

I still remember somebody who
Was amazing and crazy and somewhat like you
I fell for your mother, love made me a fool
We were into each other 'til it came off the spool

"Folks choose their parents," some Budists say
So maybe you picked us and we were your way
In the Bliblical sense I knew your mom
And it wasn't all sturm und it wasn't all drang
(There was some calm)

Having a father is the most dangerous game
And when dad takes a powder it's more than a shame
But I knew your mother and your mother knew me
And as long as it lasted was how long it could be

Today is your birthday and if truth be told
Well it has to be said now, we're both a bit older
Yeah, happy birthday, but I want to be clear
I loved your mother and that's why you're here

I knew your mother, let me be clear
We two were lovers before you got here
So don't forget that I knew her when
Love was the means and you were the end

Yeah, love was the means and you were the end
I knew your mother

Written by:

Loudon Wainwright III