Lyrics

 
When mama started to slip away where she lay
I was miles across the ocean
My sister called, said come right away, come today
She can’t hold on much longer
 
I prayed to God that I make it home, please help me home
From way across the ocean
I have to be with her one more time, one last time
Before she passes over
 
If I could stretch my arms across the sea
I’d hold her close with all the love in me
Until she took her final breath to leave
 
My sister said she’d put on the songs I wrote for mom
Let her hear my voice so soothing
And when I get there we’d say goodbyes and have our cries
Let her soul fly like an eagle
 
If I could stretch my arms across the sea
I’d hold her close with all the love in me
Until she took her final breath to leave
 
Now I wait in a gentle rain for that lonely plane
To fly across the ocean
My sister calls and through her tears, her many tears
Tells me mom has just passed over
 
If I could stretch my arms across the sea
I’d have held my mother oh so tenderly
And been there when her last breath set her free
 
My sister said she was holding mom in her arms
My music playing softly
And mom was listening still and calm to her song
As she let go slow and easefully