Momma's Boy

July 23, 2014 9:33 PM

Nice little short story song. Ten points to whoever can guess the famous dysfunctional family first! I've been trying to write this song for a year, and then it poured out of me today all at once. Could definitely use a little feedback on how it came out.

I know my brother came first. They say that he was cursed and they say his mother was a whore. Yeah, we don't see him too much anymore. Mom and dad got back together and I came out head first. I was born a silver Jew, with a towhead I never outgrew. And now people call me momma's boy.

Everybody calls me momma's boy and they say, "Give your faith up to the sky. Don't you know the Lord provides? So come on kid we're gonna try to count up all the stars tonight. Tell me can you count that high? Oh, don't you know it's your birth right to make the heavens laugh and smile my child?"

Daddy woke me before dawn. He had a good drunk on. He said, "Son we need to talk. Get your coat. we're going for a walk." We climbed the hill behind the woods and waited for the sun, but he didn't say a word. We just listened to the early birds and I said, "Daddy, why'd you bring your gun?"

Then we walked up to the ledge. Dad lit up a cigarette
and put the gun to my head and said, "Ok boy, now count to ten."

"Shut up kid. Now quit your crying. Don't you know the Lord provides? So wipe your nose and dry your eyes," and he let out a long slow sigh and fired a shot off in the sky that sent a flock of sparrows flying and screaming through the pale orange sunrise.

posted by es_de_bah (2 comments total)

This comes together nicely. No idea about the identity of the subject, tho.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:34 PM on August 24, 2014

no one's ever seemed as interested in this as I did. Not in 5 years. It's Issac and Abraham.
posted by es_de_bah at 12:06 PM on April 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

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