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Goodnight To A Mother's Dream Lyrics

"Goodnight To A Mother's Dream" was written by Griffith, Nanci.
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Flippin' bottle caps through the ring around the moon
All alone on a Saturday night with the stars in bloom
I am a vision of my mother's dream come true
Built this house out in the hills all by my own will
I've got love enough for two but it's just me and this old moon

And the sailors on the water
They all want the captain's daughter
They want her beauty and her youth
To grace their bow out on the sea

Me, I'm getting older and I'm plain
As plain as can be
Got a bank full of mother's dreams
Maybe mother just didn't see that love would be the only thing
Her daughter would ever need

Oh, I am the heart not taken
The one thought not worth breakin'
I am the late blooming rose
With only her mother's dream to hold

On this less traveled road
Who really knows
Maybe the hearts not taken
Are truly made of gold

I'm gonna flip one more bottle cap up at the moon
I've got an early call with so much work to do
But, when I go inside I'm gonna let my back door slam
Mother, to tell the truth

I would trade your dream away
Just to hear some loved one say
I love you, too

And the sailors on the water
They all want the captain's daughter
They want her beauty and her youth
To grace their bow out on the sea

Me, I'm getting older and I'm plain
As plain as can be
Got a bank full of mother's dreams
Maybe mother just didn't see that love would be the only thing
Her daughter would ever need

Say goodnight to the moon
I'll say, 'I love you' to the moon
And to my mother too
Buenos suenos to the moon

Songwriters
GRIFFITH, NANCI

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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