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Never Got To Meet The Mom

from Native Sons - Deluxe Reissue by The Long Ryders

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They were standing there together like a statue by Monet
I knew that it was over by the way she had her say
Her pockets held her glasses, her glasses held her staes
I knew that it was over by the way she combed her hair
For all my troubles, I never got to meet the mom

There never was a time when she'd given me a break
Even on our first date she hadda make me wait
With her questions ou of nowhere and my answers 'bout the same
By the time I got her to the door I didn't know my name
For all my troubles, I never got to meet the mom (no never, never, no never, never)

Never got to meet the mom
Never to shake her palm
Never got to be in love
Or kiss her 'neath the stars above

Though her daughter was quite cute
With her hips and her father's loot
I like 'em older than the rest
I like 'em when they've passed the test

She needed to know everything about which side I'm on
Afghanistan, the Russians and even Vietnam
Gun control and rock'n'roll and what to do with Guam
Abortion, mob extortion and of course the neutron bomb
For all my troubles, I never got to meet the mom

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from Native Sons - Deluxe Reissue, released November 6, 2020
Written by Sid Griffin
© Sid Griffin
Published by Warner Bros Music Ltd/Bug Music

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The Long Ryders Los Angeles, California

The Long Ryders founded alt-country with their 1984 album, Native Sons, and helped codify and popularise Americana throughout their career. Crossing Byrds/Buffalo Springfield electric guitars and harmonies with a Sex Pistols/Ramones rhythm section was their idea and their legacy. Their signature songs Looking For Lewis And Clark and I Had A Dream have never left the airwaves. ... more

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