O Mother, why do they treat me like I’m not a man?
I wonder, does anybody know just who I am?
Can I love the world exactly as it is, or do I have to split?
Is there anybody rooting for the kid?
O Mother, is this not the way you want me to behave?
I won’t just set here and let them treat me like a slave.
Can I love the world and hate how it makes me feel?
Cause I don’t wanna kneel.
Is there anyone who’s got my back for real?
I do not think I live here anymore.
I sometimes wonder, is it wrong if I do not want to live at all?
Can I love the world enough to give a spin or am I giving in?
Or do we burn the old one down and start again?
from Son Little,
released October 16, 2015
Written, performed, and produced by Aaron Livingston
Mixed by David Sardy