It was the dead of winter, the cold was in our bones
And our shelves stood barren as we had ever known
So our mother stand on the porch one evening
The silent crack in her stony mask
She looked up at the sky and said please...

And by the turn of summer we’d packed up all we owned
And with my mom and brothers we started for the coast
And I would count all the clouds on the way
And you and I would name them while the world around us changed
And I remember asking if the place we’re moving would have more food
And my mother grew as distant as can be, and mouthed please...

I’m so tired, eyes pay no mind
The river of time will drown these days

It was the year just after we stood and watched the sea
And my mom was smiling, no longer saying please

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Third Family Portrait song meanings
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