The song was covered by American soul singer Charles Bradley
in 2013 as a Record Store Day single and later became the title track and cornerstone of his third album.
Bradley told Noisey
why he likes the track so much. "That song is very emotional to me. I didn't want to learn that song, I used to sing it lyric by lyric. But when I listened to the whole song, the story of the song it made me think about talking with my mother, bonding.
I'd come home from tour… and I'm the only one out of her boys that she'd let come in and jump in the bed with her, and we'd sit there and talk. She'd tell me a lot of things about her.
The last 12 years of her life, she actually told me things that got me stronger. She told me 'I was trying to tell it to all y'all kids, but y'all didn't listen to me.' I'm glad I took the open heart and said let bygones be bygones and let's get to know each other."