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Absent Mother

from Absent Mother by Kirsty Bromley

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Written by Kirsty Bromley about the relationship between mother and child; the idea against reality

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Absent Mother - Kirsty Bromley
Arr. Kirsty Bromley
(MCPS & PRS UK)


The warmth that surrounds you for nine months no more,
Will cradle and hold you for safety secure
Wrapped in her love that comes from inside
Safe in her bosom there’s no need to hide.


She’ll love and she’ll kiss you when night turns to day
She‘ll hold and caress you from June until May
And she’ll guide you through life through dangers and strife
And watch you grow older for all of her life.


The first time you fall she’ll carry you home
And heal all your woes till never you moan
You’ll laugh and you’ll giggle together each day
In a warm embrace and that’s where you’ll stay.


She’ll love and she’ll kiss you when night turns to day
She‘ll hold and caress you from June until May
And she’ll guide you through life through dangers and strife
And watch you grow older for all of your (her) life.


But truth to it all she never was there
To hold out her hand or to give any care
She left before may and never did say
Her reasons for leaving and going astray.


No love and no kisses when night turns to day
No hugs or caresses from June until May
And no guide through your life through dangers or strife
Or to watch you grow older for all of your (her) life.


So now for to roam all this island alone
And leave far behind oh this woman unknown
For when that you’re older and carry your own
Stay true to your heart and stay with your home.


To love and to kiss them when night turns to day
To hold and caress them from June until May
And to guide them from life through dangers and strife
And watch them grow older for all of your life x2

credits

from Absent Mother, released December 9, 2016
Vocals - Kirsty Bromley
Guitar - Nick Hooper

Written and arranged by Kirsty Bromley
www.kirstybromley.com

Recorded by
Mickie Taylor at Hats off Studios LIVE with Nick & Judith Hooper in Oxfordshire July 2014 (Tracks 1 & 2)
Alan Smyth at 2 Fly Studios with ‘Anytown’ in Sheffield August 2014 (www.2flystudios.com) (Track 3)

Mixed by Mickie Taylor
www.hatsoffstudios.com


Mastered by Nick Cooke
njhcooke@gmail.com


Photography & Artwork by Elly Lucas
www.ellylucas.co.uk

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Kirsty Bromley England, UK

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. ... more

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