My child, my fleeting hour has come,
There's no mercy for me, no pardon
Close my eyes, I know you're overcome
and I have failed to guard you

Over mountains, through the meadows,
You travelled far from home
By the hand of your father
I'm left, abandoned, alone

Hear my voice, remember who cradled you
Who loved and swore to guide you,
through the darkest hours of your life,
Return to me, if only tonight

My child, let your kisses console my heart,
Revive me with your smile
All is gone now, now all is lost
Hear me plead for one last goodbye

Over mountains, through the meadows
He carried you far from home
By his hand, the hand of your father
We're left, abandoned, alone

Hear my voice, remember who cradled you
Who loved and swore to guide you,
through the darkest hours of your live,
Return to me, if only tonight

Hear my voice, remember who cradled you
Who loved and swore to guide you,
through the darkest hours of your live,
Return to me, my child
Let us reunite


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    MemoryThis song reminds me of my grandma(paternal side). She was the only family member who cared about me unconditionally, until her death in July 2007(I was hardly 12 at the time).

    I'm 22 now, and I can completely relate to the song, by imagining her singing this song to me. She loved singing too, and I can take her place in this song, by singing this song for her.

    Here is my interpretation of the song -

    "My child, my fleeting hour has come,
    There's no mercy for me, no pardon
    Close my eyes, I know you're overcome
    And I have failed to guard you"

    In these very lines, I can remember the time when my grandma was on her deathbed, faintly smiling at me before drawing her last breath. The smile she gave was her genuine blessing to me. Ironically, PTSD generates that image like it happened just yesterday. Pain, even in its hidden form, is beautiful indeed.

    "Over mountains, through the meadows,
    You travelled far from home
    By the hand of your father
    I'm left, abandoned, alone"

    I felt that she wanted to tell me many things before she died, but the sad part was, he speaking deteriorated and she couldn't speak anymore. One of the last times she spoke to me, she told me that she loved me. Somehow, I'm remembering this now.

    By reading the above lines, I feel that she wanted to tell me that she watched me go through a lot of things even though I was little. And regarding my narcissistic father and his narcissistic siblings, she tried to warn me early on about them, that they are selfish and all they care about, is money and status. And that they were capable of harming me emotionally, just the way they did to her.

    She was very aware of the malice and jealousy that lurked around family members, when it came to the relationship between me and my grandma.
    Sadly, as far as I can recall, she tried to tell me that my parents too, would abandon me one day, maybe not literally kicking me out of the house, but withdrawing emotional support. They already did it.

    Wish she was still alive, so that I could go and apologize to her. Our last days together(back when she could speak) weren't good. I know I was mean to her as a little kid, but still, I want to apologize to her for now giving her my gratitude. I just wish I could.

    "Hear my voice, remember who cradled you
    Who loved you and swore to guide you,
    Through the darkest hours of your life,
    Return to me, if only tonight"

    During her dying hours, I'm sure she longed to speak to me, and wanted me to remember her ferocious love for me. When I look back at how much she cared for me, I remember she was always there for me, from when I was a vulnerable 2 year old kid, to a stubborn 12 year old. Regardless, she always was there for me.
    She was there to comfort me, even when my narcissistic mom called me names like "stupid", "idiot" and uttered statements like "go get a stepmother" whenever I threw a tantrum as an infant. My grandma watched all this happen, and gave me her validation regardless. She always treated me nice, even though she had her own imperfections, she unfailingly gave me her love and care.

    "My child, let your kisses console my heart,
    Revive me with your smile
    All is gone now, now all is lost
    Hear me plead for one last goodbye"

    She wanted me to validate her, as she gave me a smile before she drew her last breath on her deathbed. I was sad as she slowly passed indeed. I hate that I was a little kid when she died, because there were so many things I had to understand.

    When I look back, it truly was our last goodbye to each other.

    "Hear my voice, remember who cradled you
    Who loved you and swore to guide you,
    Through the darkest hours of your life
    Return to me, my child
    Let us reunite"

    She wanted me to remember her love and care for me before she passed away.
    Referring to the last three lines, it highlights that we both want to be reunited together someday. Through my darkest hours, I do really wish that she was there to stand up for me. The older I get, the more I understand. Oh, how I miss my grandma.

    Its been almost 11 years since she's passed away, and I miss her still. She will always be the only family member who has always cared for me. I'll never forget how real and genuine she was.

    So, that's my interpretation of this song, on the remembrance of my grandma.

    Thanks for reading.
    ThePianist20on January 10, 2018   Link

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