-- Mother --
(unreleased) 1968


Editor's Note: The only lyrics we have for this song are:

"Mother, why didn't you warn me about the street-cars-in-your-hair times?"

--Submitted by Rob Caldwell
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Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date:

  • July 1968:

    "Drugs are not an answer to anything, only a signpost. They open your eyes to things you never saw before. They don't show you anything that isn't there. Once you have seen these things, though, and still take drugs, then you are indulging."

    "He said, 'he is not against drugs, but would like to see the responsible use of them.' His song "Mother" was created with LSD as a heavy influence."
    -- from "Bruce Cockburn, Pen and Guitar Are Cool Combo", The Ottawa Citizen, July,1968, by Suzanne Appel. Submitted by Rob Caldwell.

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