"What Makes You Happy" as written by and Phair....
But don't worry, mom, I met him in a restaurant
And all this time I've been getting to know him
He's got an ex-wife in Pasadena
And sometimes she's a mess to deal with
But mostly we've been living here uninjured
There's a silence, and she says:

"Listen here young lady
All that matter is what makes you happy
But you leave this house knowing my opinion
Won't make you love me if you don't care to."

But mom, I'm sending you this photograph,
I swear this one is going to last
And all those other bastards were only practice

I feel the sun on my back
I smell the earth in my skin
I see the sky above me like a full recovery

"Listen here young lady
All that matters is what makes you happy
But you leave this house knowing my opinion
Won't make you love me if you don't care."
"Listen here young lady
All that matters is what makes you happy
But you leave this house knowing my opinion
Won't make a difference if you're not ready

"Listen here young lady
All that matters is what makes you happy
But you leave this house knowing my opinion
Won't make you love me if you don't care."
"Listen here young lady
All that matters is what makes you happy
But you leave this house knowing my opinion
Won't make you love me if you don't care."
Make you love me if you don't care


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    General Commentit seems like she's searching for her mothers approval in her choice of men, but her mother won't say anything b/c she wants liz to be happy on her own account.
    dunnomuchon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think her mother won't say anything because she knows the women in question has been down that road many times and each time it ended the same way. Probably at some point mom made the prediction that the relationship would end and of course it did. These predictions of doom and the fulfillment of them probably caused great bitterness so mom now just keeps her mouth shut and wishes the girl all the best.
    yarbles67on March 18, 2008   Link

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