Three

Album: No Shame (2017)
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  • Lily Allen has two daughters with ex-husband Sam Cooper (Ethel and Marnie). This tender piano ballad finds the singer viewing life through the eyes of one of her children, when they were 3 years old. They describe the little girl's emotions whose mom is seemingly always away on tour, speaking with the kind of honesty only a child can.

    This afternoon I made a papier-mâché fish, mum
    I made it just for you
    Please don't go, stay here with me
    It's not my fault, I'm only three


    Lily's daughter just wants her mom to stay home and play instead of going on tour.

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