Mama, will you still call me your son
When I am broken in too tired to run
Through a life that knows no direction
Down a path I built with my dreams

Mama, can you hear my voice in the wind
Well I called for you like I did when I was ten
Frozen by the copperheads that crowd at my feet
Now the snakes are big city streets

Well I am alone
Singing to myself
Hoping no one else
Remembers that I failed
Made nothing of myself
Oh mama, will you care?

Mama, I can see you're scared for you son
You can see me burning out when I am done
Reaching high up on my toes
For dreams that won't come true but that's how it goes

And I know I am alone
Singing to myself
Hoping no one else
Remembers that I failed
Made nothing of myself
Oh mama, will you care?


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    General CommentFirst of all this song voices the fears that everyone has that they just won't make it where they want to in life. We all hope that we won't be a disappointment.

    Second of all, Seth certainly spoke too soon. "Hoping no one else remembers that I failed - made nothing of myself." His music means so much to me and to so many other people that this line has become an outright lie. And thank heaven for that.

    This song is perfect.
    TheNamingOfThingson August 24, 2010   Link

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