For the Love of Lyrics: Track Title - Abandoned (a.i)

Track: Abandoned     Artist: a.i     Project Title: Sever Threads

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Abandoned was an opportunity for me to reflect on the loss of my biological mother. It was difficult to step into this emotional space, however it was freeing to expose my pain.
— a.i

 

Verse 1:

Alleyways with broken bottles and needle smells

Intoxicated Momma searching for some merch to sell

And if all else fails, she’ll lift her dress

Expose the pearls, they say those emit the gold

Lose your soul, fool for the dope, Momma

You finna choke condoms on dudes you don’t know, Momma

Slipped in your own vomit, lifestyle of a broken child

Searching for love, with no collateral hurt

Left you on dark curbs, fiending for the climax

With kleenex gripped in your palm, Momma come home

But she don’t know how to cope with the cries of a hungry child

Growing up ain’t no scenic route

Just abandon house, always been without

But always fashioned in the latest, little lady with an eager mind

Killing time with your kin outside

Searching for better times, but found yourself shackled down

 

Hook:

Where you at Ma

Why you go away?

(2x)

 

Left me for too long

Looking for you now

What do I do now

What do I do now

Tell me

Where you at Ma?

 

Verse 2:

Momma in the mirror, I resemble all your figures

I was young, I remember I hate that you wasn't living

Addiction ain’t got no limits, I wish that I was your drug

Wish that I was your liquor, I want the warmth of your hug

Wish that I could remember, but they be telling me stories

What is true, what is not, who are you, who am I

Identity I am blind I'm living just passing time

No kisses no lullabies, the visits you came in high

Sorry momma but why? This can't be what you wanted

Mistakes you made in them moments, I'm sure your motive was more

Know that you loved my daddy but other women was loving him

He was loving them more, you wrote a letter just begging him

Hoping that he would love, You, like you did

All them years, he kept the letter, it's here

But he gone, and you gone, and I'm here, and I'm hurt

And my tears, in the dirt, and I look and I search, but where you at?

 

Hook:

Where you at Ma?

Why you go away?

(2x)

 

Left me for too long

Looking for you now

What do I do now

What do I do now

Tell me

Where you at Ma?

 

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