Mum’s Song

This song, dedicated to my Mum, was actually one of the hardest to write. The relationship of parent and child is seemingly so simple and at the same time so very complicated. In the lyrics I focused in on the one thing that had captured my ponderings over an extended walk to visit an old friend- the idea that this relationship melds entirely through time.

The fact that there was once a day where if I wasn't attended to by mum I would die yet now my life is lived largely independently blows my mind. In many ways its absurd and very difficult to come to terms with. My love for my mum hasn't changed in any way, but the turnings of the world dictate that the relationship needs to "develop" and its often very difficult to make sense of what that exactly means and what it changes about how we lead our lives.

The one thing that stays constant is the love, connection and trust that exists between us,that exquisite occurrence is something I wanted to celebrate in this song. The realisation that although its hard to decipher a coherent explanation of what is happening, we have that, and because of that it'll all work out.

Lyrics

Mum you’ve known me for oh so long
Since I stumbled on my very first words
You helped me trade diapers for shirts
And shirts for suits
You never let me down
Know I’m older but I’ll still come back
You’re my mother and I know you now
You told me so

Do you see yourself in me?
Did the seasons make a change?
Do you carry me with you in this life?
Are we blending in?
Are we fading away?
Is this us growing up?
Until the day the questions stop

Mum my hands are bigger than yours
And time moves a half tick slower
You taught me to walk in your shoes
And now they fit
You never let me down
Know I’m older but I’ll still come back
You’re my mother and I know you now
You told me so

Do you see yourself in me?
Did the seasons make a change?
Do you carry me with you in this life?
Are we blending in?
Are we fading away?
Is this us growing up?
Until the day the questions stop

Do you see yourself in me?
Did the seasons make a change?
Do you carry me with you in this life?
Are we blending in?
Are we fading away?
Is this us growing up?
Until the day the questions stop
Until the day the questions stop