Matthew's Song

from Songs of #MeToo by Nora Willauer

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Here’s Matt’s fourth grade picture
From right before he died
Matthew is my hero
He died and saved us all

Matt took the punch
That was meant for me
Can I call myself a mother
When my son died in my place

Matt’s dad said he would break my legs
He’d rage and he would scream
I knew that he might kill me
And Matthew saw it all

Matt took the punch…

I was scared to be alone
But still I chose to leave
Matthew didn’t have that choice
He died and set me free

Matt took the punch…

When I see a feather
I think of my brave son
He used to find them on the ground
And now I do the same


from Songs of #MeToo, released July 21, 2019
Writers: Nora Willauer, Anonymous story source
Produced by: Alex Wilder, Nora Willauer
Recorded by: Alex Wilder


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