Low is a band from Duluth, Minnesota in the USA. The trio shares lead vocals between guitarist Alan Sparhawk and drummer Mimi Parker. “Mother” comes from the only album of theirs I have, their tenth, The Invisible Way.
“When you became my mother, there was time
You thought I’d be a daughter, but didn’t mind
And as the world began to measure, and define
We had time
We had time
You gave me light and language, and a name
You held me to the fire, to the flame
Now if I could tell the future, all the same
Why would I
We have time
Deep beneath the surface of the earth
So many bodies waiting for the word
When every child and mother will return
We’ll have time”
(“Mother,” by Alan Sparhawk)
I’m thinking today of mothers, step-mothers, expectant mothers, prospective mothers, mothers whose children have been taken away by death or other circumstances, those who can’t become mothers, those who choose not to bear children but care for others, and those who struggle with the role of mother. A gentle Mothers’ Day to you all.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the audio for the song (not an official release):