Song Lyric Sunday 3/11/18 – Mother’s Talk

Unity. Something this nation (and, by extension, this world) needs more of. As such, a very fitting theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

When I first saw the theme the lyric that first sprung to mind was “only we can work it out.” Emphasis on the word “we” – not “you,” not “I” or any other similar word. Alas, it’s true – we all have to unite to work it out. As such, this led me to my selection for this week – “Mother’s Talk,” a 1984 song from the album Songs From the Big Chair by…uhh…ahem…yeah…them again (written by Ian Stanley and Roland Orzabal):

My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out
My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out

When the wind blows
When the mothers talk
When the wind blows

When the wind blows
When the mothers talk
When the wind blows
We can work it out

It’s not that you’re not good enough
It’s just that we can make you better
Given that you pay the price
We can keep you young and tender
Follow in the footsteps of a funeral pyre
You were paid not listen now your house is on fire

Wake me up when things get started
When everything starts to happen

My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out
My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out

When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows
When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows
We can
Only we can work it out

Some of us horrified
Others never talk about it
But when the weather starts to burn
Then you’ll know that you’re in trouble
Follow in the footsteps of a soldier girl
It is time to put your clothes on and to face the world

Don’t you feel your luck is changing
When everything starts to happen
Put your head right next to my heart
The beat of the drum is the fear of the dark

My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out
My features form with a change in the weather
Better late then never there’s a change in the weather
(We can work it out)

When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows

When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows
We can
Only we can work it out
Source: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/t/tears+for+fears/mothers+talk_20135587.html

And that’s it for today. Hey I’ve done good – it’s been like 6 weeks since the last TFF song I featured here. That must be a new record. I know, I’m terrible.

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