Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band - You Are Your Mothers Child Chords

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I remember the day you appeared on this earth

With eyes like the ocean, got blood on my shirt

From my camera angle it looked like it hurt

But your momma had a big old smile

We drove you home, saw your yellowing skin

Packed a few things and drove you back again

Stayed up all night, worrying, wondering

What was gonna make it better

Broken bones heal if you set them right


Get your fine-toothed comb from the barber’s side

Our love’s a protective poison

But you are your mother’s child

[G/f#] /

And she’ll keep you for a while

( *)x3 --

But one day you’ll be grown, then you’ll be on your own

Halloween costume, looking real cute

With your pillow case full, in your astronaut suit

Your cousin, the cowboy, he’s eyeing your loot

Better watch your Snickers bar

Out on the diamond, you’re up to bat

Chewing your Big League, adjusting your hat

Taking a swing and hearing it crack

Look at that apple fly

Well tears will dry if you give them time


Life’s a rollercoaster, keep your arms inside

Fear, that’s a big emotion

But you are your mother’s child

[G/f#] /

And she’ll keep you for a while

( *)x3 --

But soon you’ll be grown, then you’ll be on your own

Posing for pictures, cap and gown

Summer is coming, you’re driving round town

Everyone’s asking what you’re gonna do now

I know you’re gonna make a splash

Find you a sweetheart, to treat you so kind

Take her to dinner and kiss her goodnight

What I couldn’t teach you, soon you realised

She’s the only thing that matters

Although he’s a bastard, make your papa proud


You’re a fine young man and I got no doubt

That you’re gonna do this better

‘Cause you are your mother’s child

[G/f#] /

And she had you for a while


But now you are grown, you’re making it on your own

( *)x3 --

Now that you’re grown, man, you never feel this alone

Tabbed from Newport Folk Festival show so I hope I haven't misheard any lyrics.

Actually a solo Conor Oberst song, not MVB but UG wouldn't allow it.