McKinley

McKinley

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Folk - Rock | Portland, Oregon, United States
Total Song Plays: 5,373   
Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

A simple countryish song with a hooky chorus. It's a mother's optimistic prayer for her son.

Story Behind the Song

I don't have kids, but was determined to write a love song not about sexual love. A mother's love is the strongest I could imagine, so wrote this comforting song that really seems to move people, especially if they're parents. People comment on this song so often after shows.

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Lyrics

He said, "I'll bring you something nice when I
come home again. You know your boy
loves you but Ma, this town is caving in."
So I packed some food and all the money I had
He said, "You know I'll pay you back. I'll get a
job in Lincoln, and I'll send you every cent."

I said, "You've always been my lucky child, so
I know you'll be just fine," But Lord, I confess
I'm scared to death, please keep him in your sight.

Please keep him in your sight, please take him by the hand. I ask nothing else for myself, just
watch over that young man.

You see, he's always been my lucky child, so
I'm sure he'll do just fine, but, Lord, I confess,
I'm scared to death.
Please keep him in your sight.
Keep him in your sight.

Song Length
4:26
Genre
Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Heartbreaking, Passive

Subject Matter
Mirrors, Heartbreak

Similar Artists
Indigo Girls, Michelle Shocked
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits McKinley
Music Credits McKinley
Producer Credits David Torn
Performance Credits McKinley, Matt Chamberlain, Fima Ephron, Adam Widoff, David Torn
Label Credits Gold Circle