The Shoat Statements

Random musings by the multiple voices inside my head.

When I read the title before I heard the song (by Bon Jovi), I thought it would be one weird song, what with a title like that. Who wants a love song that compares you to a parent (of either gender)? But then I heard the song, and it made so much sense. Maybe this isn't why it was written, but I saw it as a love song, sung by someone who was very, very desperate. What touches you is the raw emotion. The frustration a person must feel to say words this desperate - unrequited love is so perfectly captured here (if you haven't been there, you won't understand it). I don't know why it was actually written, but this is my take on it.

I dedicate this song to myself and to one more person who'll read this blog while having his breakfast - I don't have much hope for myself, but I truly hope she comes back to you. Here's to us...


If I Was Your Mother

If I was your mother
Would you let me hold your hand
Would you say you were my baby
Would you always be my friend

If I was your mother
Could I teach you what's right
Could I tell you stories
Maybe tuck you in
And kiss you sweet goodnight

Tell me what I got to do
To make my life mean more to you
I could get so close it's true
If I was your mother

Would you always believe me
'Cause I'd wake up in the middle
Of the night
Just to see if you need me

Tell me there's no mother
To who you're telling your secrets
And would you tell me
'Bout all the boys you been
Bringing home to meet me

Tell me what I got to do
To make my life mean more to you
I could get so close it's true
If I was yours

Mother, mother
If I was your
Mother, mother

When love is blood
You're never on trial
Love don't get deeper
Than a mother & child
Oh baby, I got to get that
Close to you

Tell me what I got to do
To make my life mean more to you
I could get so close it's true
If I was yours

Tell me what I got to be
To make you a part of me
There's no one else you'd ever need
If I was your

Mother, mother
If I was your mother
Mother, mother

Mother, mother
If I was your mother
Mother, mother


- Bon Jovi (Keep the Faith)

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