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Smother
Daughter Lyrics


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I am wasted, losing time
On a foolish, fragile spine
I want all that is not mine
I want him but we're not right

In the darkness, I will meet my creators
And they will all agree, that I'm a suffocator

I should go now quietly
For my bones have found a place to lie down and sleep
Where all my layers can become reeds
All my limbs can become trees
All my children can become me
What a mess I leave

To follow
To follow
To follow
To follow

In the darkness, I will meet my creators
And they will all agree that I'm a suffocator, suffocator, suffocator

Oh love
I'm sorry if I smothered you
I'm sorry if I smothered you
I sometimes wish I'd stayed inside
My mother
Never to come out

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Smother" by Daughter speak of a person who feels lost and trapped, struggling to find their place in the world. They are wasting time, lost in confusion, and want what they cannot have. The imagery of a "foolish, fragile spine" suggests weakness, and the desire for something unattainable is a recurring theme throughout the song.


The person in the song feels suffocated by their own existence, as if they are drowning or trapped in their own skin. The repeated references to meeting their "creators" in the darkness suggest a yearning for connection, for a deeper understanding of the world and their place in it, but also a sense of being overwhelmed by the weight of existence. The use of the word "suffocator" drives home the idea that they feel stifled, both by their own actions and by the world around them.


The chorus, with its repeated pleas for forgiveness, reinforces the idea that the person in the song feels trapped and isolated. They feel as though they have smothered the people they love, and they long for the safety and security of their mother's embrace. The closing lines, "Never to come out," suggest a fear of the world outside, a fear of being exposed and vulnerable.


Overall, "Smother" is a haunting, atmospheric song that touches on themes of isolation, longing, and vulnerability.


Line by Line Meaning

I am wasted, losing time
I am intoxicated, wasting away precious moments of my life.


On a foolish, fragile spine
My backbone is foolish and weak, unable to withstand difficult situations.


I want all that is not mine
I desire everything that I do not possess.


I want him but we're not right
I desire him, but our relationship is not appropriate or functional.


In the darkness, I will meet my creators
During times of despair, I will confront my own shortcomings and flaws.


And they will all agree, that I'm a suffocator
In my darkest times, I will be forced to acknowledge that I have smothered and oppressed those around me.


I should go now quietly
It is time for me to depart in silence.


For my bones have found a place to lie down and sleep
My physical form has found a final resting place.


Where all my layers can become reeds
Where my many layers and complexities can transform into something simpler and more natural.


All my limbs can become trees
Even my extremities can transform into something strong and stable, like a tree's roots.


All my children can become me
Everything that I have produced or influenced will be a reflection of myself.


What a mess I leave
The chaos and disorder I am responsible for will be a testament to my life.


To follow
To pursue or chase after something.


Oh love
An expression of affection or emotion for someone or something.


I'm sorry if I smothered you
I apologize if I oppressed or suffocated you with my actions or emotions.


I sometimes wish I'd stayed inside
There are times when I wish I never entered the world or became who I am.


My mother
A reference to the artist's own mother, who could represent both nurture and oppression depending on the interpretation.


Never to come out
The singer wishes that they had never been born or brought into the world.


And they will all agree that I'm a suffocator, suffocator, suffocator
The singer is obsessed with the idea that she has suffocated others and will be seen that way by those around her.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Elena Veronica Tonra, Igor Alexandre Haefeli

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Nawar Harou

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I'm wasted, losing time
I'm a foolish, fragile spine
I want all that is not mine
I want him but we're not right

[Chorus]
In the darkness I will meet my creators
And they will all agree, that I'm a suffocator

[Verse 2]
I should go now quietly
For my bones have found a place
To lie down and sleep
Where all my layers can become reeds
All my limbs can become trees
All my children can become me
What a mess I leave
To follow
To follow
To follow
To follow

[Chorus]
In the darkness I will meet my creators
And they will all agree, that I'm a suffocator

Oh love I'm sorry if I smothered you I'm sorry if I smothered you I sometimes wish I'd stayed inside My mother Never to come out



Ryan Pham

Personally, I find this song to be a testament to myself.

I've been depressed for four years, since having lost a close friend to the 2015 Paris attacks (will not name who) while I was in middle school. Usually, I was the bright and bubbly outcast who somehow made a name for himself, but for four weeks straight after having received the news, I was sullen and seclusive. Two days after I broke down, making clear the revelation to many of my friends in class, and received much needed counseling and consoling. Not that it helped much.

My younger sister OD'd at the end of my high school year (still alive), and while she's let it slide, I still constantly blame myself for not knowing she was in such bad shape personally to have done such a thing. Hell, I had not a clue how depressed she was, prior to having done so. By now, we've ironed things out, but I still cry myself to bed in secret at the thought alone.

"Smother" was introduced to me by my second ex-girlfriend, with whom I've remained on good terms, post-breakup. Never before was I touched by a song so much or could relate to it to such a strong capacity, since it reminded me so much of myself and the above mentioned events.

My high school senior year, five people who I was close to were killed; one (my German teacher) in a motorcycle crash, the other four by suicide. The school only gave a shit for one student who was on the junior varsity football team; the others went quiet.

This year, said ex-girlfriend took her life.

I don't look the part, but I'm hurting. So much.



Mercurial

I’m wasted, losing time
I’m a foolish, fragile spine
I want all that is not mine
I want him but we’re not right

In the darkness I will meet my creators
And they will all agree, that I’m a suffocator

I should go now quietly
For my bones have found a place to lie down and sleep
Where all my layers can become reeds
All my limbs can become trees
All my children can become me
What a mess I leave
To follow [4x]

In the darkness I will meet my creators
They will all agree, I’m a suffocator
Suffocator [2x]

Oh no
I’m sorry if I smothered you [2x]
I sometimes wish I’d stayed inside my mother
Never to come out



Micah Angel

Estoy mal, perdiendo el tiempo
En algo tonto, siendo frágil,
Quiero todo lo que no es mío,
Lo quiero a él, pero sé que no es lo correcto,

En la oscuridad conoceré a mis creadores,
Y ellos me dirán lo mismo, los sofoco a todos,

Debería irme en silencio,
Por mis huesos cansados y encontrar un lugar donde acostarme y descansar
Donde todo mi ser se vuelva de madera,
Y que mis costillas se hagan árboles,
Todos mis hijos se harán como yo,
Que desastre estoy dejando

Para seguir,

En la oscuridad, conoceré a mis creadores
Y ellos me dirán lo mismo, los sofoco a todos,

Hay amor,
Lo siento si te asfixie,
Ojalá me hubiera quedado en las entrañas de mi madre,
Y nunca haber salido.



Alana Mencia

You know.... The best feeling it's realized you're not sad over something you thought u never could.

It's such a great feeling.
3 years ago, I used to listen to this song and the other one (medicine) and I used to cry a lot, seemed like I wasn't able to stop, and it made me feel awfull but at the same time I kept listening to it.

Now, I'm here. Listening to it, and I don't feel sadness at all.

I'm feeling great. Not sad anymore. Not depressed anymore.

When it was my 18 birthday, the gift that I gave to myself was getting over all of that, that makes me feel down. I didn't want to kill myself anymore.
It was such a goal to me.
And I'm so grateful with myself that I could reach it. ❤️

I hope u guys are okay and if you're not try everything u can to feel better, ask for help, talk to your love ones, friends, family, just someone who you trust and make sure it's realiable and has a good Mental health.

If u don't have or want to talk to anyone around u, u can talk to me.

🌻Dear person who's reading this: I hope today doesn't suck, lots of love, ❤️ I know u can make it. (っ.❛ ᴗ ❛.)っ



SHAIN CONTRERAS COFRÉ

"Agobio"

Soy un desperdicio, pierdiendo el tiempo
Soy una tonta y frágil espina dorsal
Quiero todo lo que no es mío
Lo quiero a él, pero lo nuestro no es posible

En la oscuridad me encontrare con mis creadores
y todos estarán de acuerdo en que soy un agobio

Debería ir me ahora, silenciosamente
Con mis huesos hayando un lugar para enterrarse y descansar
Donde todas mis capas pueden volverse juncos,
Todas mis extremidades pueden volverse árboles
Todos mis hijos pueden convertirse en mi
Que lío que dejo
para seguir ...

Oh, Amor
Perdoname si te he agobiado,
Perdoname si te he agobiado,
A veces desearía haber permanecido dentro de mi madre
para nunca salir de ahí



Noah Brookes

Lyrics:

I'm wasted, losing time
I'm a foolish, fragile spine
I want all that is not mine
I want him but we're not right

In the darkness I will meet my creators
And they will all agree, that I'm a suffocator

I should go now quietly
For my bones have found a place to lie down and sleep
Where all my layers can become reeds
All my limbs can become trees
All my children can become me
What a mess I leave
To follow
To follow
To follow
To follow

In the darkness I will meet my creators
They will all agree, that I'm a suffocator
Suffocator
Suffocator

Oh no
I'm sorry if I smothered you
I'm sorry if I smothered you
I sometimes wish I'd stayed inside my mother
Never to come out



All comments from YouTube:

Miriam

I love that she says "I wish I'd stayed inside my mother," instead of "I wish I'd never been born." As tragic as it is, it's also more hopeful. Inside our mothers we're at our safest, the closest to another human being we can be, and we still have all of our potential with none of our failures. It's a risk-free, entirely loved form of existing.

Jenny Griesbaum

I wish I could have stayed there forever..

buttercup

That's a beautiful observation/interpretation. Thank you for pointing it out.

Shruti Mishra

this made me tear up

JDR Electrical Telford

Wow that’s deep, very true though 🙂

lunara phrodite

such a beautiful comment

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Shawn Mizzles

This song literally gives me goosebumps. I served 9.5 years in the US Army and now suffer from PTSD, TBI, insomnia and, fibromyalgia. Long of the short, I have lost several army buddies due to suicide. I tried several times to connect with them and help them but failed. It hurts...it gets loud in my head sometimes...music seems to quiet it down at times...thank you, everyone,​ for existing. Much love.

C France

Shawn Mizzles stay strong dude, you're amazing

Jon Bain (Music Videos)

Nobody ever dies. They are just moved on from here. See you in the next world. Dont be late.

alexandtheslugs

@Jon Bain (Music Videos) i've got so much respect for you, wow. keep fighting :)

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