Motherless Child

by Jessica Sun Lee

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Inspired by the traditional negro spiritual.
Dedicated to adoptees and others who sometimes feel like motherless children.

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Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long, long way from home
A long, long way from home

Sometimes I feel like a locked up file
Sometimes I feel like a hopeless trial
Sometimes I feel like I've been in exile
A long, long way from home
A long, long way from home

Sometimes I feel like a poison smile
Sometimes I feel like I'm not worthwhile
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long, long way from home
A long, long way from home

I ain't got nobody to love me
I ain't got nobody to need me
I ain't got nobody to hold me
I ain't got nobody to lead me

I'm just a motherless child
Broken, cut open, and wild
I'm just a motherless child
Broken, cut open, and wild

A long, long way from home
A long, long way from home
A long, long way from home

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released 24 August 2015
Inspired by the traditional negro spiritual.
Some exact words are used. The rest written by Jessica Sun Lee.
Lyrics, music, and vox by Jessica Sun Lee

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Jessica Sun Lee Oakland, California

Solo work by lead singer/songwriter of The Floating Heads, Secret Satellites and The Sun Lee Sunbeam.

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