The Tables Turned

Song Length 4:09 Genre Country - Traditional, Country - General
Lead Vocal Female Vocal Subject Mother

Lyrics

THE TABLES TURNED

I WOULD BEG HER PLEASE ONE MORE TIME
AND SHE'D READ DR. SEUSS AGAIN
WHEN I WAS SCARED OF FALLIN' DOWN
I COULD ALWAYS FIND HER HAND
SHE TRIED TO ANSWER EVERY WHY
GAVE ME ALL THE TIME IT TOOK
BUT NOW THE SHOE SHE TIED FOR ME
IS ON THE OTHER FOOT

THE TABLES TURNED
LIFE CIRCLED BACK AROUND
THE ONE WHO TAUGHT ME HOW TO WALK
IS LEANING ON ME NOW
SHE'S SLIPPING AWAY
TO SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW ANYMORE
BUT BEHIND THOSE DISTANT EYES
IS THE MOM I KNEW BEFORE
THE TABLES TURNED

SHE ASKED AGAIN IF DAD WAS WORKIN' LATE
HE PASSED AWAY IN '92
WE FIND LESS AND LESS TO TALK ABOUT
MORE I NEED TO HELP HER DO
NOW THE ONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE
NEEDS MORE LOVE RETURNED
SHE BARELY KNOWS THE CHILD SHE RAISED
HERE FEEDING HER, YES

REPEAT CHORUS

IT'S HARD TO HOPE FOR ANOTHER DAY
WHEN EACH ONE TAKES HER FURTHER AWAY

SINCE THE TABLES TURNED
AND LIFE CIRCLED BACK AROUND
THE ONE WHO TAUGHT ME HOW TO WALK
IS LEANING ON ME NOW
SLIPPING AWAY TO
SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW ANYMORE
BUT BEHIND THOSE DISTANT EYES
IS THE MOM I KNEW BEFORE
THE TABLES TURNED

© 2010, Mitch Townley, Donna Opfer

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