Mother May I

Album: Heart Blanche (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Green asking his mother for permission to be himself. He is backed up by Mark Ronson's gospelly rhythm.

    I need your, your blessing
    Because your baby was born to be out of control
    It will help me make it home safely
    But I'm still not sure if I want to live to be old


    Green explained to NME that the song is about, "how there's nothing more precious than a mother's permission."

    He added: "Since my mother's deceased, I have to ask from on high to continue to be myself: 'May I express myself this way? May I feel this way?'"

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