Something to See

 

Something to See

In Honor of Linda Lou LaMarsh and Her Beloved Son, Tony  



I was born in a hardscrabble town in Kentucky
Dirt and grit, roll the dice, take a chance
‘Cause sometimes you get lucky
There were plenty of nights that I might as well forget
But I found love where I found love
Learned to grab on and get what there was to get

But oh, you should have seen me, Hon,

I was wild and free

You should have seen me, son

Your mom was something to see

Well now sometimes the fun times, they overflowed
Wasn’t always easy with all my babies
To hold the pieces; just settle down and hold
And I’m not proud of every choice I made

But I strung together a life of laughter

And lights and nights and I loved every one of ‘em along the way

And oh, you should have seen me, son,
When I was wild and free
You should have seen me, Hon
Your mom was something to see

(musical interlude)

And now the end is comin’ on near
And I might be finding my final lessons right here
‘Cause you, my Baby, stayed beside me
Through all those changes and hurts and strangers
Like all your stories of power and glory
Your knights on white horses
And kings and powerful forces

And the best story of all

Was the boy who grew, like you,  so tall

And oh--pretty soon you’ll see me, Hon,
And I‘ll be wild and free
Just like you now, son

I’ll be something to see