Weekend for My Mom

Tori Amos, “Ribbons Undone.” This song is absolutely beautiful. It may seem to focus on the little girl, carefree, playing, picking flowers. But the point of view is the mother’s. She’s watching her daughter, loving her as much as anyone could love. Seeing such potential, realizing her daughter starting to understand what growing up is like. This song is about a mother’s love. That stands on its own, speaks for itself.

Vodpod videos no longer available. She’s a girl
Rising from a shell
Running to spring
It is her time it is her time
Watch her run with ribbons undone

She’s a rose in a lily’s cloak
She can hide her charms
It is her right there will be time
To chase the sun with ribbons undone

She runs like a fire does
Just picking up daises
Comes in for a landing
A pure flash of lightning
Past alice blue blossoms
You follow her laughter
And then she’ll surprise you
Arms filled with lavender

Yes my little pony is growing up fast
She corrects me and says
“You mean a thoroughbred”
A look in her eyes says the battle’s beginning
From school she comes home and cries
I don’t want to grow up Mom, at least not tonight

You’re a girl
Rising from a shell
Running through spring
With summer’s hand in reach now
It is your time
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone
It is your time yes my angel
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone

Run run darlin’
Ribbons undone