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ONLY A MOTHER KNOWS


What makes a woman trade her whole world
For one of bonnets and bows?
What makes her take the time
To count her newborn’s fingers and toes?
Only a mother knows,
Only a mother knows.

Where does she always find the money
For all of your new school clothes?
How does she always pick you out
From all those rows and rows?
Only a mother knows,
Only a mother knows.

How can she see who can help you out
And who can hurt you the most?
Why does she always stand beside you
When each and every false friend goes?
Only a mother knows,
Only a mother knows.

What gives a woman the strength to go on
When she’s crushed by her burdens and woes?
How does she keep her heart open
As she watches the coffin lid close?
Only a mother knows,
Only a mother knows.

How does she manage to keep track of
Just how fast each grandchild grows?
What makes her daughter keep coming back
To learn all the things that
Only a mother knows?
Only a mother knows,
Only a mother knows.


What makes a woman trade her whole world
For one of bonnets and bows?
What makes her take the time
To count her newborn’s fingers and toes?
Only a mother knows,
Only a mother knows.


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