Maman - Pierre Lapointe

Mom please tell me why
The birds at the bottom of my heart
Are crying every minute
Even if you're there to console them.
Mom please tell me why
Everything moving around me
Just makes me want to cry
Like the day I came out of you.

If this is what it's like to be 20
I'd prefer to be a child.
If this is what it's like to be 20
I'd prefer to die now.

Mom please tell me why
I feel old on the inside
Even if the minutes and the hours
Are too young to tire me out.
Mom please tell me why
Happiness in my hands
Like porcelain breaks.
Is it because I'm too clumsy
Or is it life that doesn't love me anymore?

If this is what it's like to be 20
I'd prefer to be a child
If this is what it's like to be 20
I'd prefer to die now

I know that I'll never see it
A day when, like you, I'll be old
And then the wrinkles on my face
Will have come to stay

I couldn't blame you much
If you're no longer able to console me
It's that the birds at the bottom of my heart
Are in a hurry to fly away.

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