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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' 'Mother' (AUDIO)

Posted: 04/14/2012 11:15 am

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros

In collaboration with activist organization Every Mother Counts, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros released a song that lead vocalist Alex Ebert wrote in honor of his mother, Spinner reports.

Every Mother Counts seeks to increase education and support on the challenges and solutions to maternal mortality rates around the world. This will mark the second year the group has released a CD in collaboration with Starbucks featuring musicians' works dedicated to moms and motherhood.

Sharpe's "Mother" is an intimate portrayal of the fragile and valuable relationship between child and mother. In the interview with Spinner, Ebert said the song is based off a poem he wrote for his mother a year ago.

"'Mother' the song sprang from 'Mother' the poem, a poem I wrote about a year ago to my mother," Ebert said. "I wanted to explain to her that taking her for granted for so much of my life was less a function of my admitted selfishness and more a function of her unwavering love for me. Her unflinching steadiness I took to be immovable fact -- I took her for 'granite,' as the poem goes, to make my stand upon."

Listen to "Mother":

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