My Son

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My son
Will not forgive me
I left him alone
I left him with a woman of lies and betrayal
Left him with the church that stole my home
I left him with a woman and no home

My son
Grows taller
Learns to read and write
He prays against a house of secrets
Corners that whisper slander
Fill his heart with slander

My son
Always wonders
How I yearned for him
How I cursed the skies and muddied the waters
Before renouncing kin
How I blackened my skin

He’ll tell me I could have fought harder
Bared tooth and claw
Should have gathered the church under our holy father
Pled to the rule of law
Gave up my life under the law


from My Teachers, released March 23, 2015
Written by Ariel Root Wolpe

Vocals: Ariel Root Wolpe
Guitar: Ariel Root Wolpe
Cello: Nicole Boguslaw



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Ariel Root Wolpe Los Angeles, California

My name is Ariel Root Wolpe, and I am a musician dedicated to Jewish life, tradition and spirit. My music aims to inspire common themes of humanity and give voice to the unspoken sentiments within us all, and my lyrics hope to open your heart to the truths they hold. ... more

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