2013年1月29日 星期二

My Mom

My Mom


lyrics



They got five televisions in a house built for three

Look upon that fake fireplace, you know the bucktoothed boy is me
See that wood paneled room? That's where I learned to drink
You see that hole in the wall? That was seagrams I think

And that tree was a goal post, that bathroom it was a shroud
That closet it was a phone booth, and that mirror it was a crowd
See that guy with the bad knees and his heart on his sleeve?
Watch him slip me ten dollars when it comes time to leave...

It's been five years and some change
and this world is gettin' so strange
but this house smells just the same
And my mom, my sweet mom, she don't remember my name
My mom
She can't remember my name, not my mom

I sit on her bed, and I kiss her right behind the ear
she calls out for a dog that's been dead for a year
I say "How is it going?" just like I didn't know
I hold on the both of her hands too afraid to let her go

And five times exactly, no more and no less,
she says "How you've been eatin', boy?" and I say "Ok, I guess"
In this room where she made me, each day she grows weak
She flips on the Golden Girls and the first tear hits my cheek

It's been five years and some change
and this world is gettin' so strange
but this old house smells just the same
And my mom, my sweet mom, she don't remember my name
My mom, can't remember my name, 
She's my mom now she can't remember my name
My mom can't remember my name
My mom
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Start from the beginning to the end, the music is  soft and sad. When I first heard of this song, the color grey appears on my mind and I don't even know why. The song is about a man return to his childhood home and the mother who was losing to senility. In the lyrics, He said "she can't remember my name." This show how sad the man feel that his mom can't remember him. He holds her hands and afraid to let her go. When his mom asked him five times , "How you've been eaten, boy?" Show that his mom already old because she asked the same questions many times also I think it means how much she cares her "boy". The sentence " the first tear hits my cheek". The word "hit" is very strong because it shows how the tears heavily touch the cheek. At the end, he emphasizes that even the time had past, the room still smell the same. However, the only thing is his mom couldn't remember his name.

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