Familiar face here, but a different dimension of the Momma 'n' Daddy experience, one that deserves space in this series. Emmylou is singing 'Calling My Children Home', and if you're a parent you'll want to pay attention to what she's telling you. It's looking at things from the top down, rather than the bottom up:
Those lives were mine to love and cherish.Your precious children. Never forget it. You can listen to a snatch.
To guard and guide along life's way.
Oh God forbid that one should perish.
That one alas should go astray.
Back in the years with all together,
Around the place we'd romp and play.
So lonely now I oft times wonder,
Oh will they come back home some day.
I'm lonesome for my precious children,
They live so far away.
Oh may they hear my calling, calling,
And come back home some day.
I gave my all for my dear children,
Their problems still with love I share,
I'd brave life's storm, defy the tempest
To bring them home from anywhere.
I lived my life, my love I gave them,
To guide them through this world of strife,
I hope and pray we'll live together,
In that great glad here afterlife.
[The Momma 'n' Daddy Archive, containing all the details of the series, is here.]