Song for the Lost Mamas

by Suzanna Choffel

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I wrote this song about a year after becoming a mother when I was still trying to figure out who this new version of myself was. Motherhood is the biggest change & shock I have experienced in life, beautiful in so many ways, but adjusting to that change can really mess with your head and your heart. This song is truly for all the mamas feeling so lost and a bit crazy out got this.


This is a song for all the lost mamas,
holding their babies in the middle of the night.
Wondering who makes the time now,
who keeps running your mind down.
And where did your old self go.
Some place far far away?
I see pictures on the walls but I don’t recognize her face.

This is a song for all the lost mamas,
holding our hearts in the middle of the night.
Trying to keep it all together, but it never
feels quite right.
And where did my old friends go?
Some place I can’t even find.
Seems a million years ago
I was in that state of mind.

It’s like you can sort of see,
the you that used to be,
Like a distant island
outlined on the edge of the big blue sea.
And you want to get her back,
fall down on the earth & crack
into a million tiny pieces
that will slowly rearrange.
But you have changed.
And it’s no use, trying to fight a friendly ghost - just cut her loose.

This is a song for all the lost mamas,
waking up in the middle of the night
with the voice in your head that says
am i doing it right, am i doing it right?
And just when you feel like you had it all,
it all slipped out the back door,
To make room for this love, to make space for something more.
To make room for this love, to make space for something more.


released May 12, 2019
Recorded at The Finishing School // Austin, TX
Gordy Quist: bass, production
Josh Blue: drums
Trevor Nealon: piano, synth
Geoff Queen: pedal steel
Aaron Glemboski: engineer, mixing

Photo by Todd Wolfson


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Suzanna Choffel Austin, Texas

Suzanna Choffel is many things: a rising star, an undeniable musical force and a unique voice (a “honeyed husk,” as it’s been posited) who feels equally at home singing in a dimly-lit, smoky club as she does front and center in front of (literally) millions. She’s “graceful” and yet, as Rolling Stone asserts, possessing “all the vibe in the world.” ... more

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