Mother I Miss You – John Tesh

Is it me?

Or have I deceived myself?

I thought I heard you call my name

Out in the pouring rain

I really thought

I thought I saw your face but after a second look

I saw I made a clear mistake

Mother I miss you

And nights I just wish you were here with me

So we can laugh and talk again

Mother I miss you

But I’ll just kiss you

And send it on the way

Cause you know I plan to see you again

So much I wanted to show you

So much I wanted to give

I thought our time would be much longer

Missing my best friend

Mother I miss you

And nights I just wish you were here with me

So we can laugh and talk again

Mother I miss you

I miss you

But I’ll kiss you

And I’ll send it on the way

Cause you know I plan to see

You Again

Probably one of the most utterly painful experiences in life is to lose one’s mother. In fact, there may be no greater pain than this. For those people who were loved dearly by their mothers, sometimes we think that our parents will live forever. It’s a silly thought but our parents are people that we knew all our lives and our mothers are the ones we are most dear to. Mothers are the ones who we first remember when remembering our childhood because they were the ones we run to whenever we got scared of something. Come to think of it, some people still do that way into their adulthood. And so, our bond with our mothers is naturally strong.

So, if it’s not through a tragedy like a terminal illness or a fatal accident, most of us lose our mothers when they have seen most of life. And even when they have lived a long and fruitful life, we still can’t help but be completely devastated when they pass from this life. This is what Mother I Miss You by John Tesh fully captures. This song was released in 1998 but its essence is timeless in the sense that people tend to regret the time we did not spend with our beloved mothers. This is more so amplified by the time we realize how much we miss our mother and how she is totally irreplaceable in any person’s life.

The song is accompanied by piano keys that absolutely draws out the pain and draws out genuine emotions to anyone who listens to it. This is true in the intro of the song where the piano really gives you that solemn yet heavy feeling of missing someone, almost to the point of nostalgia. The lines, “Is it me?/ Or have I deceived myself?/ I thought I heard you call my name/ Out in the pouring rain/ I really thought/ I thought I saw your face but after a second look/ I saw I made a clear mistake” shows us an intense kind of longing for someone without being overt about it, it’s a psychological trick our brains play on us when we absolutely want to see something or someone. And these are just the opening lines. And the song reaches its highest and most emotional point when the violins and the piano were at their loudest and along with the lines, “So much I wanted to show you/ So much I wanted to give/ I thought our time would be much longer/ Missing my best friend” we are plunged into a whirlpool of pain, hope, bitter longing and love.

When looking for a funeral song perhaps for your cremation ceremony,  Mother I Miss You by John Tesh is something that we can recommend. This is especially fitting for mothers and wives who have gone ahead of us or simply for the women who fulfilled the role of mothers in a person or in people’s lives. This song has much emotional value packed into it and it really captures the essence of the moment, something you and all who would attend your ceremony can relate to. The emotional vibrations that this song has just blasted out in waves in ways that warm both the heart and the soul.

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