January 2, 2016: The Mother We Share

“The Mother We Share” by Chvrches from The Bones of What You Believe

Listen to it here

(photo from grandparents.com)

(photo from grandparents.com)

The mom we share,

Well, she tires hard, doesn’t she?

                                                                                                                                                Tries hard, it’s true

                                                                                              But maybe that doesn’t mean much, to me

You must say though

She means well

                                                                         Perhaps, perhaps, but this isn’t a participation award

                                                                                                                             I won’t buy that sell

I just worry

This anger can’t be good

                                                                                                                                           No, it’s bad, very bad

                                                                           But I can’t pretend my head is a block of wood

Please just try to get along

We can have a good holiday

                                                                                                               I promise my best behavior

                                                                            With only the subtlest of contempt on display

Why can’t you play nice?

                                                                                                           I’m just not willing to pay that price

She really is trying so hard.

                                                                                Maybe, by now, she doesn’t get to play that card