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Mommy Dearest

by LeGrand

Mommy dearest did you know your favorite son was despised
and only he knew he was just a queer in people's eyes
so to cope he wrote some notes in a green book to publicize
and when in the streets, regrettably, your son had to live two lives
mommy dearest did you know? Did you know?!!

Mommy dearest did you know your son envied little boys
who didn't catch the balls but played with little girly toys
who stomped their feet and clapped their hands and made cheery noise
he wouldn't do the same for fear of loosing all his joys
mommy dearest did you know? Did you know?!!

Mommy dearest did you know your boy was manicly depressed
cause being gay was something he thought he could never express
not being able to tell you really caused him alot of stress
so since he wasn't what you thought he was, he just tried to be your best
mommy dearest did you know? Did you know?!!

Mommy dearest did you know he's been in the closet all his life
and he only had girlfriends to make it seem his life was right
that a guy he fell in love with showed him hate on his prom night
and since he's lived a lie because if this and other frights
mommy dearest did you know? Did you know?!!

Mommy dearest did you know your son simply refused to tell
cause you and others told him faggots and queers went straight to hell
and he didn't want you to feel that your winner had really failed
so if he was away, and you'd ask if he were o.k., he'd lie and say he was well
mommy dearest did you know? Did you know?!!

Mommy dearest did you know your son did everything for you
and often he would pray to God to ok it if you knew
when you prayed that time you seen in a vision the troubles of all his youth
God answered my prayers, showed what I couldn't tell, Mommy dearest,
"Your vision was True!"
Mommy dearest did you know? Did you know I was gay?!!

--Love, Warney


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