Maria Larson

Maria Larson

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Folk - Contemporary | San Antonio, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 284   
Member Since: 2004
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Plays:

30

Song Description

Song that questions America's leaders' apparent devotion to waging war---and whether America still stands for Freedom, Old Glory, and Mom's apple pie.

Story Behind the Song

Visited the bakery (really is the best apple pie) and the hook came to me immediately, had to wait for the story. They thanked me by sending me t-shirts for the band.

Lyrics

MOM'S APPLE PIE

California highway, not far from Sebastopol,
Sign saying "This way to Mom's Apple Pie",
Thoughts of times long ago, such bittersweet memories,
Wrapped up in the taste of my mom's apple pie.
"We make our pies out of Gravenstein apples,
Spices from Saigon and faraway lands,
We use only the best, here, I'll give you a sample,
Like Mama, we make them with warm loving hands."
Isn't it just what America stands for,
Freedom, Old Glory, and Mom's apple pie?
Isn't is just what America stands for,
Freedom, Old Glory, and Mom's apple pie?

It was a cool autumn morning, pie on the stove cooling,
Telephone ringing, Mom's eyes filled with tears,
If I live to a hundred I still won't understand it,
Why Daddy only got to live 25 years.
A child still has faith in the wisdom of Mama,
But though you keep asking she can't tell you why,
Just "His country called and he had to answer,
It was his duty to fight and his duty to die."
She said "Child, remember what America stands for,
Freedom, Old Glory, and Mom's apple pie.
Always remember what America stands for,
Freedom, Old Glory, and Mom's apple pie."

The war drums are beating, hear the speeches on TV,
You know that our leaders will stay safe at home,
Send our sons and our daughters off to some foreign county
To be chewed up and spit out and die there alone.
All over the world more people are marching,
Nairobi to Paris, it's all the same voice.
Sending a message to those with the power:
"Live in peace or in pieces", it's down to a choice.
Friends, is it still what America stands for,
Freedom, Old Glory, and Mom's apple pie?
Is it still what America stands for,
Freedom, Old Glory, and Mom's apple pie?

Song Length
5:08
Genres
Folk - General, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Nonviolent

Subject Matter
Peace, Patriotic


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Maria Larson
Music Credits Maria Larson
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Performance Credits Maria Larson
Label Credits Cactus Blossom Records (Maria Larson)