"Only Son" as written by and Phair....
All these babies are born
To the wrong kind of people
And I wish I had known
I was not good enough
I'm the worst kind of son
Bringing shame to my family
And I know I have worn
My mother's heart out, believe me
I saw it
I saw it coming

All these things I have done
To my little little sister
When I tried to support her
She don't believe me
Why should she?
I hurt her
I mean I hurt her

So goodbye, so long, I'm gone already
I'm running out of time
I'm losing my mind
Won't you come take me home?

Goodbye, so long, I'm gone already
I'm runnin' out of time
I'm losing my mind
Won't somebody hold me?

All these babies are born
Like a field full of poppies
Who's gonna know which are torn?
I believe I'll soon leave the meadow
I see my shadow

So goodbye, so long, I'm gone already
I'm running out of time
I'm losing my mind
Won't you come take me home?

So goodbye, so long, I'm gone already
I'm running out of time
I'm losing my mind
I think I'm losing my soul


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    General CommentI'm the worst kind of son
    Bringing shame to my family
    And I know I have worn
    My mother's heart out, believe me


    Those are the best lines in this song, by far. The feeling of disapointing your own mother by just being yourself is the worst. liz is so honest and vulnerable i love it, it makes her so strong in her songs.
    that_sullen_girlon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is so incredible. my friend said she heard that it was about her older brother, thats cool how she would go into someone elses point of view to tell a story, especially when that someone was someone who its sounds like he hurt her and lost her trust. that shows that maybe she wanted to forgive him so she was trying to explain his actions by walking in his shoes. how wise
    coolnuts5on November 06, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI remember reading somewhere that she wrote this about her brother Phillip (not sure if that's how it's spelled) and some kind of business-related trouble into.
    Quintonamoreon July 23, 2012   Link

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