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​Movies Are A Mother To Me

This song is by Loudon Wainwright III and appears on the album Loudon Wainwright III (1970).

The movies are a mother to me
There's nothing like a movie
To move me back to sanity
When I've gone insane

A rainy Tuesday or a Saturday night
When I messes with me and then we start a fight
We both head for the flicks
Things come out alright
We both enjoy that show

When two brothers get bad and push each other around
A mother can say things straight
She can handle her boys
Mum can calm them down
She's got that special trait

Sometimes I am my own enemy
Sometimes my own enemy it is me
Then, my enemy and me go see a good movie
We come out friends again

There's nothing like the silver screen
To patch things up, to intervene
To bridge the gap that lies between
Loudon and himself

Written by:

Loudon Wainwright III