One cloudless morning was it day or night
The sun and the moon were bright
Take one away
Two holy sisters lost in the desert dry
From the weight the old mule died
Take one away
Oh mama sit down, I think it's time you knew
The day I first came to you
I was dead on arrival
And now I can hear you pleading on the radio
Mama I've joined the church you know
I've been passing out bibles
Take one away
Three babies conceived
She couldn't afford them all
The curtain begins to fall
Take one away
Five o'clock in the morning... ah just an hour ago
She might have been alive you know
But they took one away