Honorable Mention | “Dirty Welcome Mats”

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“DIRTY WELCOME MATS”
WRITTEN BY KIM POWELL
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO

Rain brings a strange air blowing in
Got to get back to myself again
Don’t love you and you don’t love me
But the past holds all this history

When I was a girl I wished at the moon
When the sun came up it seemed too soon
Trees used to cry at the sky
When mama was out and we were inside

Chorus
Dirty welcome mats we used to sit on
When mama was gone
When mama was gone

There’s a cold chill breathing up my spine
You have gone and my heart has died
You build me up to only break me down
And now you’re running all around

When I was young and mama too
Men like you were all we knew
Now it’s no wonder how I got here
I learned it from her and she never left there

Chorus

Bridge
How long must we suffer from
Our past live for now forever…

I know I won’t be satisfied
Till I have tried all she has tried
It’s not like a want it this way
But that’s a child’s price to pay

So I will run with the whispering wind
Always remembering what happened then
And if I can I’ll try to break free
From my babies turning out like me

Chorus

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