Mother’s Spiritual

 Performed and written by the late, great Laura Nyro

On a street corner where the kids boogie all night
Or where the winds sing and the stars shine like holiday lights
Come a band of angels
Salvation in their might and as for peace on earth

Feel this love, my brothers and sisters
Feel the season turn, she is the mother of time
Wonders that take you, rivers that give
That’s where mother’s spiritual lives

Talk of a ruby, love, lover’s share
Find your love, lose your love here and there
So you go home, do your own thing, the ocean sings to me
That love is always alive and part of thee

Feel this love, my brothers and sisters
Feel the season turn, she is the mother of time
Light and darkness come to her kiss
‘Cause that’s where mother’s spiritual lives

Come to the lights my sisters and take what you need
Doesn’t matter, my brothers, your Sunday creed
‘Cause each one’s a lover to this winter night star
A pilgrim, a pioneer, that’s who you are

Feel this love, my brothers and sisters
Feel the season turn, she is the mother of time
It’s not war, it’s life she gives
And that’s where mother’s spiritual lives

Words and music by Laura Nyro
©1984 EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
From the CD,  Mother’s Spiritual
℗1984 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
*Reproduced pursuant to express license from BMG,
a Division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Inc.
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Laura Nyro, Suzanne Vega, Patti Larkin, Jennifer Berezan, Holly Near, Cris Williamson, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and 15 other women musicians.