1. Ripped

My mom, who is no longer with us, spent years and lots of love putting beautiful touches around the home she loved. You could still feel the spirit of her in all her little loving touches, and her possessions she once treasured. When the home was sold, I watched everything she had done to make her house a home for us ripped apart unceremoniously, carted off in trucks, thrown into the dumpster, and there wasn't much I could do about any of it. It still breaks my heart.



Laid it on the line
All of your beauty
Watch it unwind
All the years you were here
Pictures thrown into boxes

Your memories pour like wine
And I watch the time unwind
Everything that you were
Comes undone
Thrown away
(Everything that you tried to do was wrong)
Everything that you tried to make for us
Cast away
It is gone.

Everything you were
Was cast out

Watch you fade away
And I try to hold on to
The remnants that you made
And it’s all going to nothing
It’s all going to nothing
Everything you were
Is all going to nothing

All music and lyrics by Nicole LePera.
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