Verse 1

You've grown up watching her stay,

I've grown up watching you run.

And now I give up every day

It seems like I may come undone.

Pre Chorus

I've seen what love does to a perfectly perfect human.

And if you couldn't fight your fears, how do you think I can?

Chorus

I'm so afraid, mother,

So afraid of your father,

Of the pain he's caused us all.

When I see love, I fear that fall.

And I'm so afraid, mother,

I'm so afraid, mother.

Chorus

You've grown up with twisted mind,

I've grown up as a rebel.

You reject all the love you find,

And I fear my sweet fairy tale.

Pre Chorus

My love's everything that they define as the perfect man.

But when you couldn't fight your fears, mum, I don't think I can.

Chorus

I'm so afraid, mother,

So afraid of your father,

Of the pain he's caused us all.

When I see love, I fear that fall.

And I'm so afraid, mother,

I'm so afraid, mother.

Bridge

Growing up, I saw you fight

With your perfect husband every night.

And now that he's about to die,

I see the change in your eye.

I see you finally winning the battle.

I guess love can make the biggest scars look pale.

Chorus

But I'm still so afraid, mother,

So afraid of your father,

Of the pain he's caused us all.

When I see love, I fear that fall.

And I'm so afraid, mother,

I'm so afraid, mother.