A rough cut of a mother's day song. Music by the internationally award winning Michael Shapiro. Lyrics by me.


A small house
A smaller apartment
Or your daughters place
You made them all feel like home
Things weren’t perfect
Things rarely are
But you never let us feel alone
Lulls me to sleep
With a gentle song
Watches my back
When I’m not that strong
On top of all that
Taught me right from wrong
That’s a mom to me
A gentle hand
On my forehead when I was sick
A soothing word in my ear
A disapproving look
When I did something wrong
And a laugh and a song for all to hear
She walked me to school
Tucked me in bed
Kept food on the table and roof overhead
Never let me down
Needs to be said
That’s a mom to me

Taught me about bravery
Taught me about loyalty
Taught me to stand up to my fears
Let’s face facts
Without you I wouldn’t be here

Though we’re all far away
There’s one thing we know
You’re still the same woman today
Strong as a lion
Meek as a lamb
When looked down on us
You didn’t give a damn
It’s because of you
I’m the man that I am
Because you were a mom to me
Because you’re a mom to me


released May 6, 2010



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Enrique Carlos Acosta Bakersfield, California

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I'm a capricorn
I write all sorts of music stuff
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