Mother, where are you today?
You took a piece of me the day you went away
No recollection or the smell of your perfume
I took a piece of you the day I left the womb
(The day I left the womb)

Brother, put your needles down
The best thing for you is to leave this awful town
Pretty soon you'll have kids to feed
If you see mother, tell her I can sing

Please don't worry I am doing fine
You're much too busy to even find the time
So use your chemicals and take this to your grave
The boys you left are men you didn't raise

And daddy, how are you today?
You must be proud of the boys that you have raised
Your withered heart, and everything its seen
Your cuts and calluses; you had kids to feed
(You had kids to feed)

Please don't worry I am doing fine
You're much too busy to even find the time
So use your chemicals and take this to your grave
The boys you left are men you didn't raise


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The Day I Left The Womb song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentHm...
    I don't know if someone said this already but...
    I always thought he said "If you see mother, tell her I can sing."
    But maybe that's just me?
    X_ChemicalImbalanceon December 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, this is what I miss. This song is amazing, Ronnie has a great voice. Escape The Fate isn't the same anymore, and I hate it. They used to be amazing, they're nothing without Ronnie. This song, like most other songs by them, actually has a different meaning, most songs other people write are about being brokenhearted. None of their songs were ever like that. but now that's all they're about. && Craig, has talent, but it just doesnt work in this band.They used to have a diverse and unique sound, and i loved it, now its gone.
    lalala1234on December 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis has to be one of my favorite songs on the album, I love it. Especially the chorus when he says "please don't--" that open voice makes my heart stop.

    I think it pretty much is about a guy who's mom passed away, or left the family when he was a child. And ever since then his family is falling apart.

    Like in:
    "Mother, where are you today?" (She died, or left)
    "Brother, put your needles down" (Family is falling apart)
    "The boys you left are men you didn't raise" (She left them as children)

    Amazing song.
    Siefon January 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMother, where are you today?
    -He's asking where she is...

    You took a piece of me the day you went away
    -She took a piece of his heart and his life when she moved out of the house

    No recollection or the smell of your perfume
    -Theres no trace of her anywhere

    I took a piece of you the day I left the womb
    -But also he took a piece of her life the day he was born

    Brother, put your needles down
    -He's telling his brother to stop doing drugs

    The best thing for you is to leave this aweful town
    -It's probably a bad town, poor, and he wants him to leave

    Pretty soon, you'll have kids to feed
    -It's his older brother and hes getting kind of old and will probably have kids someday

    If you see mother, tell her I can sing
    -Once big brother leaves he might go looking for mother, so tell her he can sing!

    Please don't worry, I am doing fine
    -He's trying to reassure her that they are doing fine without her

    You're much too busy to even find the time
    -Trying to make her feel bad my saying she was too busy to raise her own children

    So use your give and go's and take this to your grave
    -again trying to make her feel bad, so remember this until you die

    The boys you left are men you didn't raise
    -She left her children, and now the little babies she left are now men she never got to raise

    And Daddy, how are you today?
    -He's making his dad feel good

    You must be proud of the boys you have raised
    -He should be proud of the boys that he has raised

    Your withered heart and everything it's seen
    -Telling him he's getting pretty old

    Your constant calices you had kids to feed
    -At least he stayed with his kids, and used his money to feed them but mother did not have kids to feed

    You had kids to feed

    Please don't worry, I am doing fine
    You're much too busy to even find the time
    So use your give and go's and take this to your grave
    The boys you left are men you didn't raise
    H1CkUpSon January 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is what I got out of it:

    Mother, where are you today?
    You took a piece of me the day you went away
    No recollection or the smell of your perfume
    I took a piece of you the day I left the womb

    Brother, put your needles down
    The best thing for you is to leave this aweful town
    Pretty soon, you'll have kids to feed
    If you see mother, tell her I can say

    Please don't worry, I am doing fine
    You're much too busy to even find the time
    So use your chemicals and take this to your grave
    The boys you loved are men you didn't raise

    And Daddy, how are you today?
    You must be proud of the boys you have raised
    Your withered heart and everything it's seen
    Your constant calices ???

    Please don't worry, I am doing fine
    You're much too busy to even find the time
    So use your chemicals and take this to your grave
    The boys you loved are men you didn't raise

    I don't know which is more right though... I guess we'll just have to wait until more people hear it
    Namdeebon September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits funny how people hear such different things haha

    I think yours is more correct cos the more ive heard it the more im singing those lyrics?
    Heislegendon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you were right with "Your cuts and calices" though. I don't know about the rest of that line...
    Namdeebon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNamdeeb from what i hear your lyrics are right

    where you have the question mark it should be

    Your constant calices you had kids to feed
    tehsp00non September 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the line that says

    The boys you left, or men you didnt raise.

    should be

    The boys you left, ARE men you didnt raise.
    tehsp00non September 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I do agree that it's "The boys you left" not what I had.
    Namdeebon September 19, 2006   Link

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