Amma

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amma lyrics (with english translation)

INTRO:

Pasunthangam Pudhuvelli Manikkam Manivairam
Avaiyavum Oru thaaiku eedaguma?

(Pure gold, new silver, precious gems, beads of diamond
Could they ever equal the value of a mother?)

VERSE 1:

It was 1991, 5:50 in the AM
Paris, the city it began.
Where I popped out
Diddy be the name
and I'm weighing 3.47 Kilogram.
At the age of two said "au revoir"
went from jumping into amma's lap
to running away from amma's smack.
For all my clothes on the floor
skipping chores and playing
Nintendo 64
till my thumbs get sore.
And my highest Cricket score was another
hitting one thousand one hundred and six runs against my brother (Haha). 
Amma I love ya (yeah) I know you love me
Undisputed favourite child and
Rupert and Em agree. 
In holidays when Appa [Dad] would refuse to
let me sleep over at my cousins
I would ask you.
First one to my aide when I said "ah-choo"
Unlimited thank yous at you
No one could ever match you.

CHORUS:

Amma endrazhaikkaatha uyirillaye
Ammavai vanangadhu uyarvillaye

(There is no life form which doesn’t call for its mum. 
High growth in life wont come if one does not respect motherhood.)

VERSE 2:

It’s very clear if we journey through the years
That you’ve had so many fears
that has led to many tears about me
Let me be brief as we go beneath
the surface, to the furnace
in your heart from the grief
Cos I got kicked out cos I was breaking rules,
And you came right in the office
and you picked me up from school
But, all I remember was you standing there with worry, As you looked into my principal’s eyes saying
“I’m sorry”
Growing up, the liquor lead to stirs
Opening the door at 5 in the morning
slurring my words
But whenever I came home late, Your kindness trait chose to wait to make sure I ate a full plate
A mentality of caring in totality
So when I’m visiting the prison
you fearing a tragedy
You placing much importance on your family
A grandmother chasing Natalie in her nappy, happily.

CHORUS (x2):

Amma endrazhaikkaatha uyirillaye
Ammavai vanangadhu uyarvillaye

(There is no life form which doesn’t call for its mum.
High growth in life wont come if one does not respect motherhood.)