"My Mom" as written by and Timothy Thompson....
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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    General CommentThompson returns to the house where he grew up, to his childhood and then over his mother’s Alzheimer condition.
    Stunningly sad.
    mischaon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually called my mom
    coldplay-fanon March 16, 2009   Link

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