The song opens with a children's choir singing the main refrain in a similar vein to The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want
." Then Liam addresses his parents individually.Mother, Mother
I'll admit that I was angry for too long
Oh I wish I had more powerFather, Father
I can see so many things now that you're gone
Oh I wish I had more power
The Gallaghers' alcoholic father, Tommy, beat both Noel and his older brother Paul regularly, but never laid a finger on Liam. In 1982, their mother Peggy left Tommy and raised her three sons alone as a single mother.
"'Mother I admit I was angry for too long.' I don't know what that's about," Liam shrugged to Mojo
. "I mean I suppose I am less angry than I was, but then again what's anger? It's Passion. One day I'm chilled, the next day I'm angry. It depends on what I've had for dinner. Depends on the weather."