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Hear Sugarland’s Moving New Song, ‘Mother’

To celebrate Mother’s Day (don’t panic, it isn’t until May 12), Sugarland released a new song from their upcoming record to be released on June 8th, Bigger.

The songwriting duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush already released “Still the Same” as their return to the spotlight, the title track of the album and a duet with Taylor Swift, “Babe.” But “Mother” stands out as a more musically subtle song that puts the listener into a trance as soon as Nettles begins singing.

The track mostly features Nettles’ voice with Bush harmonizing, and the insightful lyrics draw from a mixture of broad and specific moments and memories to paint a picture of the relationship between a mother and their child. The result is relatable and heartwarming to the point that many will need a tissue or two to dry their eyes.

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Kristian Bush posted on Instagram that what would have been his mom’s birthday coincided with the single’s release. By sharing his personal connection to the song, listeners can really hear how the Sugarland duo put their hearts into the track while simultaneously keeping the lyrics all-encompassing, so a large number of people who have a special connection with their mom could feel linked to the song.

Lyrics to “Mother”:

She’ll take you in, feed your friends
Her open arms are welcoming
She’ll rub your back all night when you’re crying
She’ll listen to you tell your story
Hold your fear and all your worries
Help you find the truth when they’re all lying
Even when it’s hopeless, she keeps trying

She’s your mother, you love her
There won’t be another place like her again that you call home
She stands here to help you, there’s nothing she won’t do
As long as she’s alive, you’re not alone, you’ve got each other
That’s your mother

She fixes all the broken things
When you’re in love, she’s got a ring
To give to you, she hopes you’ll give away
She don’t care who you give it to
Where they’re from, if they pray like you
As long as they are good to you, that’s enough
First thing she taught you was love is love

She’s your mother, you love her
There won’t be another place like her again that you call home
She stands here to help you, there’s nothing she won’t do
As long as she’s alive, you’re not alone, you’ve got each other
That’s your mother

When you fail her, when you’re afraid
And crying in the careless mess you’ve made
She’ll make you clean it up yourself and offer you a little help
And dry your weary eyes when you let her
But she’ll look at you and know you can do better

She’s your mother, you love her
There won’t be another place like her again that you call home
She stands here to help you, there’s nothing she won’t do
As long as she’s alive, you’re not alone, you’ve got each other
And the secrets in your heart she’s always known

She’s a beacon, a harbor
A lighthouse, her armor
A promise and a blanket when it’s cold
You’ll understand it more when you get older
You’ve got each other
That’s your mother
You’ve got each other
That’s your mother

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