Though the urge to leave the nest can be strong, it’s hard to leave your mother behind. This sentiment is what Armand Margjeka’s bittersweet song “Momma” is all about. While most of us know what it’s like to be separated from our mothers for a semester, or even a year, Margjeka’s experience is even more extreme.
“‘Momma’ is a figurative conversation between a mother and son who, due to circumstance, haven’t seen each other in years,” says the songwriter. “This was written based on the last ten years of my life not being able to see my mother and here we are, both trying to make sense of the separation, but this is me trying to justify my pursuing something as a sacrifice.”
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