Donna Opfer

Donna Opfer

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Country - Contemporary | St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

At some point in the circle of life, the child becomes the parent.

Story Behind the Song

I was inspired to write this song as I watched my mother-in-law suffering from Alzheimer's. She died two weeks before the song was demoed. Those last weeks helped us to write the bridge.

Lyrics

I would beg her please one more time
And she'd read Dr. Seuss again
When I was scared of fallin' down
I could always find her hand
She tried to answer every why
Gave me all the time it took
But now the shoe she tied for me
Is on the other foot

The tables turned
Life circled back around
The one who taught me how to walk
Is leaning on me now
She's slipping away
To someone I don't know anymore
But behind those distant eyes
Is the mom I knew before
The tables turned

She asked again if dad was workin' late
He passed away in 92
We find less and less to talk about
And more I need to help her do
Now the one who showed me love
Needs more love returned
She barely knows the child she raised
Here feeding her, yes

CHORUS

BRIDGE
It's hard to hope for another day
When each one takes her further away

FINAL CHORUS

Since the tables turned
And life circled back around
The one who taught me how to walk
Is leaning on me now
Slipping away to
Someone I don't know anymore
But behind those distant eyes
Is the mom I knew before
The tables turned



Song Length
3:56
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Mood
Poignant

Subject Matter
Mother, Daughter

Similar Artist
Reba Mcentire
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Donna Opfer & Mitch Townley
Music Credits Donna Opfer
Producer Credits Bryan Cumming
Performance Credits Rachel Williams