It is not often that the family members dealing with Dementia or Alzhiemer’s get to tell the story from their perspective,so I would like to thank Tom and Barb Webber for bringing this touching song to my attention.
Words and music by Barb Webber
Written in 1997
c.2000 Barbara T. Webber
She walks in the world of the living dead.
Pieces of thoughts float through her head.
Twenty-five degrees out and she’s running down the street.
Her coat’s in the shower, there’s no shoes on her feet.
Something stole, something stole,
something stole my mama’s mind,
and I don’t like what it left behind.
She calls out for Papa, begs him to come.
Where has he gone now, what has he done.
Someone tells her he’s long gone, she breaks down and cries.
Oh my poor mama, grief is frozen in her eyes. Refrain
A lifetime of memories withered on the vine
Faces in photographs, names lost for all of time.
Time has no meaning, no future no past.
Tell me how long this prison’s gonna last. Refrain
She sits near the window in her favorite rocking chair.
She looks like an angel, the sun shining in her hair.
I’m an orphan with a parent, and I’m on my knees to pray,
Oh my sweet Jesus, touch my mama’s mind today. Refrain
Tom and Barb are a singer/songwriter duo that have been performing since the late 1980’s.If you would like to listen to this song,or another of their fine recordings go to:
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