Mother Mother - The Cry Forum Lyrics



I stare at the populous in prayer, I look at ‘em talking to the air
I sing for ‘em, they don’t seem to hear, I cry for ‘em

Are they in outer space on a populous parade?
Are they in some kind of race that I do not have the legs for?
I’m not one to kill joy, but I’m just digging pro-choice
Let the mamas run, am I wrong?

I saw my mama’s inheritance, stone wall unilateral descent
Vultures and a piggy in a pen, I cry for ‘em

Are they all out of touch? Are they touching it too much?
Are they on some kind of drug that I haven’t done enough of?
I’m not one to judge, I just like to make fun of
Everybody and their dog, am I wrong?

I cry for ‘em, I try for ‘em, speak my mind for ‘em, at the cry forum

Are they all out of turn? Are they ever going to learn
About the fires that might burn, about the feelings that might hurt me?
I’m not one to turn green, but I think I feel envy for the stony ones

“Als allen om U heen zich reeds verloren achten
en gij alleen de kop nog boven water houdt,
als gij van niemand meer vertrouwen moogt verwachten
en enkel op Uzelf als op een rotssteen bouwt,
als gij geduldig zijt en spoed en nijd kunt laten,
Als gij belogen wordt en U niet liegend wreekt,
als gij de haat aanvaardt, dit zonder zelf te haten,
U niet op wijsheid roemt, noch van uw deugden spreekt”
[by Rudyard Kipling]




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  1. Allycia LaMere

    fun fact- the man speaking dutch is their dad

  2. ø k l c

    seeing comments from 6/5 years ago gives me chills

    Jamosz Z

    Ozzy Corbitt samee

    Veronica Covello

    ø k l c yesyes

    icuddlemydog !

    Me too lmfao

  3. ryan rags

    This whole album was basically Mother Mother’s emo phase

    gab

    sleepyash you’re absolutely right

  4. I will leave soon

    Google translate-

    If all around you are already lost

    And thou shalt keep the head still above water,

    If you expect no more trust from anyone

    And only on yourself as on a Walter Rock Stone builds,

    If ye are patient and can leave haste and envy,

    If ye are lied and you are not lying avenges,

    If ye accept the hatred, without hating yourselves,

    You do not boast of wisdom, nor speak of your virtues

  5. CLVRBLZZRD

    where should i get the dutch stuff tattooed

  6. CLVRBLZZRD

    ha, ok vriska

    killynx

    im dead

  7. Cory Waters

    English translation for the curious:
    "If all around You are already lost and you only keep the head above water, if you can not expect more confidence from anybody and build only on yourself as on a rock, if you are patient and can leave rush and envy, As you are lied to and do not avenge You lying, if you accept the hatred, this without hating yourself, You do not praise Wisdom, nor speak of your virtues "[by Rudyard Kipling]

  8. Adam Star

    I had part of this stuck in my head and I couldn't remember the song so I went through so many lyrics just to find this. I went through the album Touch Up, Oh My Heart, Very Good Bad Thing, No Culture, & most of The Sticks.
    I'm so glad I found it ;w;

  9. zombix cosplays

    i thought it whas like a add but it whas the song i am dutch btw XD

  10. Tallonfall

    i translated the end part to the best of my abilities, if it's not completely right please don't kill me:
    If you lose sight of what you’ve considered and you keep only your mind afloat,
    If you lose confidence and merely stay solitary,
    If you are patient and can leave adversity and envy,
    If you lied and do not justify the lying,
    If you accept hatred without hating yourself, You do not gain wisdom nor your virtues.

    Anonymous Crab

    It's the firsst stanza of Rudyard Kipling's poem "if" translated into dutch.

  11. Mint Willow

    I stare at the populous in prayer, I look at ‘em talking to the air
    I sing for ‘em, they don’t seem to hear, I cry for ‘em

    Are they in outer space on a populous parade?
    Are they in some kind of race that I do not have the legs for?
    I’m not one to kill joy, but I’m just digging pro-choice
    Let the mamas run, am I wrong?

    I saw my mama’s inheritance, stone wall unilateral descent
    Vultures and a piggy in a pen, I cry for ‘em

    Are they all out of touch? Are they touching it too much?
    Are they on some kind of drug that I haven’t done enough of?
    I’m not one to judge, I just like to make fun of
    Everybody and their dog, am I wrong?

    I cry for ‘em, I try for ‘em, speak my mind for ‘em, at the cry forum

    Are they all out of turn? Are they ever going to learn
    About the fires that might burn, about the feelings that might hurt me?
    I’m not one to turn green, but I think I feel envy for the stony ones

    “Als allen om U heen zich reeds verloren achten
    en gij alleen de kop nog boven water houdt,
    als gij van niemand meer vertrouwen moogt verwachten
    en enkel op Uzelf als op een rotssteen bouwt,
    als gij geduldig zijt en spoed en nijd kunt laten,
    Als gij belogen wordt en U niet liegend wreekt,
    als gij de haat aanvaardt, dit zonder zelf te haten,
    U niet op wijsheid roemt, noch van uw deugden spreekt”
    [by Rudyard Kipling]

  12. Chloe Kuefler-terWeeme

    come to nanaimo

  13. MonsterMarionMomsen1

    cómo amo esta banda!!

    Mayukka

    MonsterMarionMomsen1 eu tambem

    Black and Red Angel

    Yo también

    Deuroboros Naxlt

    Es hermosa

    The Pack

    Mi gusta este banda tambien!!

  14. Brother Louie

    The dutch scared me a bit.

  15. Karmacoma

    the dutch ruined the song in my opinion :/

    TigerGurl 87

    Karmacoma I like it

    West Bel

    really? I feel like it added quite a bit of extra meaning

    MintleafCakes

    To each their own, but I feel it gives it like, it's own flavor, it's own personality in a sense.

  16. Dead Zed

    The Dutch at the end is the first stanza of the poem Als... (If...) by Rudyard Kipling.  The translation from the wikipedia page is as follows:

    If you can keep your head when all about you
      Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
      But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
      Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
      And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:


    As such, the lyrics in the poem seem to reflect the message in the song lyrics quite well, in that both revere taking a skeptical, objective approach to life.  Questioning the virtues of the path most taken, while also questioning the virtues of the path you've chosen.

    Logan L

    Actually, it's 'Als' by Karel Jonckheere. https://sites.google.com/site/ifrudyardkipling/language/Dutch/Jonckheere

    Vincent Fields

    It literally says Rudyard Kipling in the URL.

  17. Clif Millimen

    I found that the spoken dutch at the end comes from the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. Really good shit. All of it. So good.  

  18. liraysa konijn

    No but guys. I'm Dutch and I was just listening to mother mother while trying to fall asleep and all of a sudden I hear someone speaking Dutch and I was so scared it sounded like someone was behind me and it took me a while to realize it was the song...

    SATAN UwU

    that happened to me with a panic at the disco song, when the song ends there are some guys talking ... I thought there was someone in my house ;_;

    - Mina -

    It's weird there's someone talking Dutch at the end...

    Fatima Saleh

    @- Mina - it's a poem

    Marichiiko

    I'm German but omg I got so confused! The dialect spoken in the area where my family is from is very close to Dutch which is why I can understand it quite well though I can't speak it myself but yeah I got so confused when the Dutch part came on and only realized it's the song after a few seconds xD

    Lea von der Lieth

    @Marichiiko OMJ and I thought I was the only German knowing this Band- ...so ur from Lower Saxony or so..?

  19. The Ghost

    is anyone able to tell me the meaning of this song?

    Rein Deilerd

    It's about taking a stance against religious bigots while being hurt by the unfairness of their beliefs, I think. The POV character still tries to understand bigoted people while being outraged by their hurtful opinions and envies people who can stay calm in the face of the world's unfairness.

    Brendan Croxall

    Sydney M he's outta touch with Everyone!!

  20. Kyle James

    Just so everyone knows Ryan and Molly are Dutch, and it's why he can speak it.

    thepastalovers333

    Kyle James I thought they were Canadian?

    Chimera-Empire Arts

    @thepastalovers333
    they come from the Netherlands, they live in Canada
    or so i assume

    thepastalovers333

    EMAP Arts | Ethereamoon Cool!

    Madeleine Wynne

    That’s their dad reading the poem

  21. Sisha IsEB

    The Dutch Poem At The End Means:

    "When all around you are already lost deem 
    and you just keep the head still above water, 
    when thou mayest expect no more trust 
    and builds only on yourself as upon a rock, 
    if you are patient and emergency and envy can leave 
    If you lied and you will not liegend revenge, 
    if you accept the hate, without self-hating, 
    You do not boast of wisdom, nor of your virtues speak "

    d r a g o n f r u i t

    beautiful

  22. Junotrooper

    This band just keeps getting better and better! Absolutely amazing song writing!!

  23. standing here

    Shit this is good.

  24. livefree tilltheendsetsyoufree

    all the best bands never come to california :'(

  25. Florinda

    It's dutch; but not a very dutch accent though. We speak it not like this any way haha.

    a meilink

    It's very fluent! He just sounds a little bit deaf to me?

  26. Jurica Katona

    please come to croatia, you wold love my country if only for one day!!

    Krówka Milka

    Sure, but what does it have to do with this song?

  27. orginallos

    It's Dutch, I haven't listened well enough but it sounds old skool dutch accent religious.

  28. La Desastres

    Placeboid

  29. aauuccii

    YES , A MILLION TIMES YES >:O JA.

  30. aauuccii

    Echt mooi is dat, nooit goed naar geluisterd. xD

    Alduin Wrynn

    aauuccii Dit is rerig n baie mooi liedjie (Afrikaans wink wink)

  31. Allix Mag

    Thank youuuu <3 <3

  32. 12345ISIS12345

    I am in love with Mother Mother, I really hope they come to the UK, I really want to see them live.

  33. Gina Nelson

    Come to England? thanks xxxxxxxx

  34. Shama K.

    :) I love this one.

  35. Jojo Jojo

    here is my tear--> 0

  36. DiikkeAap

    "als gij geduldig zijt en spoed en nijd kunt laten,"
    If you can be patient and avoid hurry and envy,
    "Als gij belogen wordt en U niet liegend wreekt,"
    If you don't avenge being lied to by lying,
    "als gij de haat aanvaardt, dit zonder zelf te haten,"
    If you accept hate without hating yourself,
    "U niet op wijsheid roemt, noch van uw deugden spreekt"
    If you don't prais your wisdom, nor speak of your virtues

  37. DiikkeAap

    "Als allen om U heen zich reeds verloren achten"
    If everybody around you considers himself lost,
    "en gij alleen de kop nog boven water houdt,"
    And you are the only one to keep your head above the water,
    "als gij van niemand meer vertrouwen moogt verwachten"
    If you can expect nobody to trust you,
    "en enkel op Uzelf als op een rotssteen bouwt,"
    and build solely on yourself like a rock

    Think I translated the first part correct? :')

  38. Hailey Van Doormaal

    yay!!!! fave singer speaks dutch

  39. aauuccii

    Nope, it is Dutch.

  40. Luciano G.

    Fantastic!

  41. Alice Tel

    It's dutch, actually.

  42. Lothusism

    It's Dutch, I'm Dutch myself and I was kind of shocked when I suddenly heard my native language.

  43. OdedMusic

    i like this band.

  44. Lilichi

    actually its old dutch.

  45. TedaCo7

    Actually it's Dutch! I was sooo surprised! Thought an add had come up or so.. It kinda sounds like he has a Belgian accent though..

    Mother Mother! Hugs from Holland!

  46. Federico Gueli

    i originally found u on earshot charts and i never left u follow u from oh ana..u re a great band

  47. Athinter

    I just discover that band... OMG, this is fu*king great band!

  48. Lisa Sonder

    omg, it's Dutch... I was listening to this song and then realized that the weird language in the end was my mother language. I think that they should come to the Netherlands to perfom. I bet it would make a lot of people happy! :D

  49. LauXstamp

    yeaaaah it's dutch <3 alalalal dutchgirl here.

  50. DKO17

    it is his father, however its dutch

  51. Nowayitsmycookie

    you guys are amazing!!!

  52. Nowayitsmycookie

    I love the fact that you guys post your own songs online on youtube. This makes me very happy. I will definitely be purchasing your album, and with any luck I'll find someone to go with me to see you guys when you come to Calgary in December. Saw you at Stampede and it was AMAZING. You guys rock. :)

  53. Dan lee

    It's Dutch, bud I must be some one who learned from a non native speaker, because his accent is terrible:P.

    CLVRBLZZRD

    i’m 5 years late but no- he learned it from molly, another band member

    an actual bird

    What does a dutch accent sound like? Is it heavy cuz I always imagined it that way.

  54. Symen Postma

    It's dutch. I'm Dutch, so I know.

  55. Hannah Miller

    I think Ryan said, it's his father reciting a poem in German.

    MintleafCakes

    It's in Dutch

  56. TheMontageBW

    Dutch, I believe. It's a translation of Rudyard Kipling's poem "If"