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If you haven't heard this song, and you've lost your mom or a mother figure, you're going to cry.
During my research for a unique list of songs to honor moms, I tripped on 'Supermarket Flowers' by Ed Sheeran, and was shocked by it's incredibly touching mood music and personal story telling lyrics that most of us can relate to.
At least thirty times; that's how much I've listened to this song since yesterday. Being one of the fortunate ones who still has her mother living, it caused me to pick up the phone to call her again today!
The song gets right to the story with painful lyrics that describe clearing out the room of someone loved and recently passed:
- I took the supermarket flowers from the windowsill
I threw the day old tea from the cup
Packed up the photo album Matthew had made
Memories of a life that's been loved
Took the get well soon cards and stuffed animals
Poured the old ginger beer down the sink
Dad always told me, "don't you cry when you're down"
But mum, there's a tear every time that I blink
If you've ever had to pack up the belongings of someone recently passed on, you know just how incredibly emotional it is. Everything holds a memory, there's a time marker on each of item, and as your hand touches each piece, you remember, and you cry.
Hidden amongst the pain is a hopeful message, "Oh I'm in pieces, it's tearing me up, but I know, a heart that's broke, is a heart that's been loved".
About Supermarket Flowers:
You'll find Supermarket Flowers on Ed Sheeran's 2017 Album, 'Divide'.
In an interview with MTV, Sheeran revealed that the song is about his grandmother.
He said she was in hospital close to the studio and had passed away during it's production. He wrote the song as a personal tribute from the point of view of his mother, and it wasn't initially intended to be included on the album.
However, when he sang the song at this grandmother's funeral, his grandfather encouraged him to include the song; and so it was, as the final track.
Get the Tissues Ready, As Ed Sheeran himself Said, "It Was Written to Make You Cry"
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