Anyone Cry During "Slipping Through My Fingers" Song in Mamma Mia?!

Judy - posted on 12/29/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I had never heard this song before (about a mom watching her daughter grow up and not wanting to let her go), but I nearly lost it while watching this movie! Meryl Streep sings it as she watches her daughter getting ready to get married. Just wondered if anyone else had that reaction? Here are the lyrics and a link to the song.







Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning

Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness

And I have to sit down for a while

The feeling that I'm losing her forever

And without really entering her world

I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter

That funny little girl



Slipping through my fingers all the time

I try to capture every minute

The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see what's in her mind

Each time I think I'm close to knowing

She keeps on growing

Slipping through my fingers all the time



Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table

Barely awake, I let precious time go by

Then when she's gone there's that odd melancholy feeling

And a sense of guilt I can't deny

What happened to the wonderful adventures

The places I had planned for us to go

(Slipping through my fingers all the time)

Well, some of that we did but most we didn't

And why I just don't know



Slipping through my fingers all the time

I try to capture every minute

The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see what's in her mind

Each time I think I'm close to knowing

She keeps on growing

Slipping through my fingers all the time



Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture

And save it from the funny tricks of time

Slipping through my fingers



Slipping through my fingers all the time



Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning

Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

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Christine - posted on 09/01/2012

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oh god yes, cried and cried, as my daughter is leaving home, missing her already. xx

Charlene - posted on 01/02/2009

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I saw the movie as well...I bawled like a baby LOL ...sort of puts our busy lives into perspective now doesn't it :)

Nancy - posted on 12/31/2008

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I saw it with my daughter and I wanted to hold her and hug her! My daughter looked at me like "mom... what's up with you!" Thanks for posting it!

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