Foundation - a song for my mother

21.03.2017

In general, I don´t like songs for parents or children. I still ended up writing one of each. They made their own way, so I just had to! The first one was "Lucky Cards" which I wrote for my children, and which has not yet been recorded. The second one was "Foundation", which I wrote to thank my mother for everything she has done, sacrificed and given.

Autumns and winters in Spitzbergen were long and dark. In those days, the "last boat" left in the late autumn, along with the daylight, and there was no contact with the mainland throughout the entire winter. Close your eyes and picture that! That´s where I was born and raised, and that´s were this song comes from. 

FOUNDATION

Lyrics and music © 2014 Susi Varming

stormy was the autumn
cold was the night
then there in your arms
there was a child

trouble from the start

not really meant to be
but here i am
the child was me

the mountains and the sea
that surrounded me
kept me safe and free
through my years of infancy

childhood and youth
winters beautiful but wild
growing up leaving home
still a child inside

the mountains and the sea...

thank you for this life
from a child unplanned
to you to fate to my father and...

...it is this foundation
solid and strong
it´s your love i´m speaking of
it´s followed where i´ve gone

the mountains and the sea
that surrounded me
kept me safe and free
through my years..

the mountains and the sea
that surrounded me
kept me warm and free
through my troubled years of infancy