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Song For Eliza May Lyrics


The Waeve

 

Song Facts

  • Genre: Rock, Acoustic, Alternative Rock
  • Album: City Lights
  • Producer: James Ford
  • Writers: Rose Elinor Dougall & Graham Coxon

Artist Info

WAEVE is in collaboration with Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall. While Coxon was a celebrated guitarist with Blur, Dougall used to play with The Pipettes. Both of them blended different styles, which often combined into the music of the rock and acoustic variety, leading into other alternative genres as well. Most of their songs are taken from personal experiences, providing high emotional depth.

Annotations and Meaning

Song For Eliza May by Rose Elinor Dougall is a song with a very heartfelt dedication to the daughter. The song begins with a tender question, "Child of mine, how will you make your way through this world?" It is a parent expressing concern for the future of their child. Pink, blue, golden, you are gives accurate vivid descriptions of some unique child. Throughout the second stanza, Dougall expresses living for her child's "music of your smile" and such delight and content that the child fills her with. "So full of that, you are our darling child" only reiterates the outburst of love and pride in one's offspring felt by any parent. The last three lines of the stanza hope that the child never grows up to be sad. The chorus is the guide-type message: "You've got to be brave in a time of pain," it's a take on resilience and strength, such as one might find within a protective and supportive parental love. That which prays that this love will always hold the child is wishing for lifelong security and comfort. This would further articulate Dougall's fear during the third verse of the day when her child was exposed to life's hard truths. It goes, "The cruelty of the truth that life ain't fair." After it had given way to an admission of the unavoidable challenges, though, it went on to say, "But seek out beauty and magic everywhere," perhaps to salvage positivity even amidst difficulties.

Personal Reflection

Song For Eliza May is a very tender and close composition. The song immerses the reader in bittersweet emotions connected with parenthood. It is love, hope, and concern mixed with a wish that their child may be happy and strong. Giving sweet advice, he reflects upon the knowledge of every parent who else just wants everything to be good for one's child. The WAEVE's use of simple yet evocative language in a song brings it closer to the people and makes it moving. It addresses the emotional connection between a parent and a child and the yearning to protect loved ones from the harshness of life while also encouraging them to find joy and beauty. This song really comes to be a beautiful testament of parental love and hope for a bright future for the child.

Song For Eliza May Song Lyrics

Song For Eliza May by The Waeve


Child of mine, how will you make your way through this world?
Your mother's breath was ripped from the deepest depths
Then you arrived pink blue golden you are

[Verse 2 - Rose Elinor Dougall]
We're living for the music of your smile
So full of that, you are our darling child
Never lose that your whole life long

[Chorus - Rose Elinor Dougall]
You must be courageous
In the face of sorrow
Standing in the line of our love
May it hold you always

[Verse 3 - Rose Elinor Dougall]
I dread the day when you first realise
The cruelty of the truth that life ain't fair
Seek out beauty and magic everywhere

[Chorus - Rose Elinor Dougall]
You must be courageous
In the face of sorrow
Standing in the line of our love
May it hold you always



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