Jermaine Cole's mum, Kay, is a white European American who worked as a postal worker for the United States Postal Service. Kay struggled with drinking and drugs after Cole's stepfather, Edward, left in 2003, before eventually getting clean and sober. Here, Cole flips Micha? Urbaniak's 1978 track "A Day in the Park" to highlight his mother's struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.
Hate how she slurrin' her words
Soundin' so f---in' absurd
This ain't the woman I know, why I just sit and observe?
Why don't I say how I feel?
When I do, she's defensive for real
Well maybe things get better with time, I heard it heals
Little did I know how deep her sadness would go
Lookin' back, I wish I woulda did more instead of runnin'
Cole unravels his feelings as a child of an addict observing his parent abuse drugs and alcohol.