· Come Home to Mama isn't always an easy or cheery listen, but anyone familiar with Martha Wainwright's work knows not to expect that; it is a compelling, engaging, and emotionally powerful set of songs from a strikingly talented singer and songwriter, and this is her most intimate and affecting work to date/10(59).
Come home momma You know the old man is dying. Brothers, sisters, They stand around and they are crying. He takes his hat, snaps it back On the empty head old lester Thought might save him. He snaps his purse, sends for the hearse, Then he's off to dance beneath Bright mirrored ceilings. Come home momma. It's such a bitch, when the ditch.
Come Home to Mama is one of the most beautiful albums of It is a "grower" and the textures and layers change on each hearing. Q magazine loved it and rated it quite rightly. Her voice is unquestionably mesmerising and her confessional lyrics fascinate/5(65).
· "Mamma Come Home" © James Tiptree, Jr. Appeared in Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home This one is a near-future alien first-encounter story. It combines a few of Tiptree's favorite things: female-dominance, impending doom, and sexual power plays. Other than that, I don't really know what to make of it. The prevalent theme, through all Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
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