Water Over Stones

by Tina deVaron

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    14 funky, jazzy tracks about motherhood. New York Times Columnist Lisa Belkin calls it "The soundtrack of my life!"

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Songs about motherhood, the teen years.

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released June 1, 2006

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Track Name: Mom Is Not My Real Name
Mom Is Not My Real Name
© Tina deVaron

You make the costumes — You dye the eggs
Hang the decorations — Bake the cake
And in between — you work for pay
When you get tired of standing up sister sit down and say

Mom Is Not My Real Name
Mom Is Not My Real Name
There’s somebody else I used to be
With the name my Mama gave to me

Now I — won’t walk away
If there’s trouble at school
Or you had a bad day
But you oughtta know I have a life it’s got
Room for everything and by the way ... .

Mom Is Not My Real Name
Mom Is Not My Real Name
There’s somebody else I used to be
With the name my Mama gave to me

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I’m walkin down — Fifth Avenue
A woman pushin a stroller uptown — comes into view
And she’s thin and she’s blond and she’s beautiful
She’s got cheekbones — like a movie star
She’s got that new Mother glow, y’know?
And she looks so rested.
And I wonder — as she passes me, pushin that stroller
When her babies get just a little bit older
And she’s stirring the oatmeal, and she’s doing the dishes,
And she’s wiping noses, washing out lunchboxes, cleaning out backpacks,
Answering phone mail, answering voicemail, answering email,
Answering children — Mom? What,
Answering children — Mom? What,
Answering children — Mom? What!
Will she find herself saying

Mom Is Not My Real Name,
Mom Is Not My Real Name
There’s somebody else I used to be
With the name my Mama gave to me
Mom Is Not My Real Name ...
Track Name: Magic Year
That was a magic year
You caught your first touchdown
We stood in the bleachers
Laughing and crying
Coach hadn’t played you
He thought you weren’t trying
He gave you this break
And now here you were flying
I can still hear the cheers
Yeah that was a magic
That was a magic year

And speaking of magic years
Just before your fifth birthday
You boarded the school bus
Mouthing I love you
Who would have guessed you’d
Ride off to a teacher
Who saw the world your way
Had your sense of humour
And made you forget your tears
Yeah she was magic
And that was a magic year

Oh — I get it — when I take the long view
We get to share part of this miracle here with you


This is a magic year
We sit down to supper
At our little table
Our little group
You tell how your day was
We laugh and we listen
And know come September
We’ll try not to miss you
But it’ll be quiet around here

And it’s never been so clear
This is a magic, this is a magic
This is a magic year