Cannes Lions

The Umbilical Cord

MORTIERBRIGADE, Brussels / EQUAL PAY DAY / 2022

Awards:

1 Bronze Cannes Lions
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The song is called 'Poor mum' by Molly Drake. She was an English poet and musician. The quirky film strikes an impressive balance of comedic absurdity and biting satirical comment, which, when backed by the brilliant musical choice of Poor Mum by Molly Drake, makes for an unignorable statement.

The lyrics and the melancholic melody perfectly synthetise what mothers have to go through after giving birth.

"Poor mum, poor mum

After a lifetime of dreaming

Poor mum, poor mum

Whatever became of your scheming

Try very hard not to misunderstand

Joy as it flies

Cannot be caught

Poor mum, Poor mum

Where did you take a wrong turning?

Poor mum, poor mum

Pack up that last little yearning

Pack it away with the books and the toys

Silent and dumb

Silent and mend

Go out and grab at your life

And forget

You are poor, poor...

"Mum"

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