The word you learn to love The disapproval that you hate that's Mother from Mother
They teach you to respect... Makes you always want to please Mother Mother

The one who keeps you warm The one who keeps you warm And shelters you from harm And shelters you from harm Watch out she'll stunt your mind She'll open up your mind 'Til you emulate her kind To make you good and make you kind Is that Mother? Mother

Downstairs I don't know Downstairs I don't know If it's the springs in her bed Why I feel safe in my bed Or her joints I hear When I know I'm alone Creaking overhead She must be watching overhead Mother Mother

She'll twist the words you speak She'll kiss and say goodbye If she thinks you're near escape If you want to go away Mother Mother
So she clutches at her brood So she gathers up her brood And sits across its face And smiles into their face She sucks up all its energy She beams down vital energy And smothers their last breath She gave us out first breath Oh Mother Mother

The thing you grow to hate The love you won't forget


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    My InterpretationAny woman who decides to give birth intends to enslave their child by shaping them the way they want them to be shaped and calling it "love" when it is actually suffocation.

    They think they are protecting us when they are actually stunting our mental growth.

    Kind of like the government, or even kind of like God.
    DeepThinkingGirlon December 31, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningSIOUXSIE: "It’s very close to home. It’s personal but I’m not hung up about it. I’ve deeply loved my mother. I’ve gone out and got pissed with her. Called her by her first name. But at times she’s been this disapproving figure and I’ve hated her I think. Source: Sounds 29/09/79.

    Yeah it's all about the conflicted feelings children have towards their mothers. You do love and and they care for you, but at the same time they have another side which suffocates you, as they want to shape you into a certain person that you might not really want to be.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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