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Mother and Child Reunion
Paul Simon Lyrics


No, I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Oh, little darling of mine
I can't for the life of me
Remember a sadder day
I know they say let it be
But it just don't work out that way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

No, I would not give you false hope (no)
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Oh, little darling of mine
I just can't believe it's so
Though it seems strange to say
I never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

But I would not give you false hope (no)
On this strange and mournful day
When the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Oh, oh, the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh, the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away (oh oh)

Oh, the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh (oh), the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away

Oh, oh, the mother and child reunion
Oh, is only a motion away
Oh, the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away (way, way, way)

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Written by: Paul Simon

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"Mother And Child Reunion"

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine

I can't for the life of me
Remember a sadder day
I know they say let it be
But it just don't work out that way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine

I just can't believe It's so
Though it seems strange to say
I never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

But I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
When the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away
Oh the mother and child reunion
Is only a moment away



All comments from YouTube:

Edna Luna

When this song was released, I was pregnant with my son and I loved this song about a mother and child reunion; I would be reunited, in the flesh, with my child soon. I had a son and the birth was so difficult that he would be my only child. Two and a half years ago, I lost my son suddenly to a cyst in his brain that laid dormant his whole life. He was 44. The words are now more poignant than ever for me for one day we will be reunited again, spiritually.

Patty Sherwood

@Glowgirl one day at a time

Glowgirl

@Patty Sherwood I don't know how you've been able to bear it. God bless you.

Glowgirl

There is no greater pain. I am so very sorry.

Rich Oneill

Story goes too..,,the FBI used this song as a theme...when a cop killer from Boston .. She turned herself in after running for years...she missed her young,son......anyone remember?

Lawson Ransom

I'm sorry.

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Martin White

What a beautiful song.. I'm a 55 year old African American male.. I thought of this song.. played it... Made me smile and cry... A damn good cry..Than You..Paul Simon..

Morrissa Allen

Absolutely favorite Paul Simon solo. Dear Lord what a lyricist. But I would not give you false hope. For any family, mother, father, brother, sister in any kind of estrangement, keep working towards. Beautiful! Profound. ❤️❤️❤️🌺🌺🌺

BlackJack2020

@buyerofsorts Exactly. I wondered the same. Good music has nothing to do with race/ethnicity

David Brick

Totally. Sounds like Jimmy Cliff and the best of early '70s Reggae.

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