Happy Home Lyrics

by Paula Cole

I remember the pain in my mother's eyes
I remember the pain of her compromise years ago
I always wanted to help to make it go away
I didn't know it was her freedom that she needed so

And she said to me
She said to me

He hitch-hiked to Maine, we went cross-country
I had to leave my home, I had to raise a family
We did the best we could being so young
We tried to hard to build a happy home

I never knew what to say to anybody
I didn't know what to do, I was far too young
But everybody could feel the suffocation
Underneath for facade of a happy home

And she said to me
She said to me

Home sweet freedom
Flowing in my eyes
Home sweet freedom
Flowing in my mind

Sacrificed her dreams to motherhood
Waiting and waiting to be understood fully
Sacrificed her years to the family
Waiting and waiting to be heard finally

And she said to me
She said to me