The official music video for Brandi Carlile's 'The Mother' from the album "By The Way, I Forgive You" available now.

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Our all-female crew:

Director: Jess Lowe

Producer: Claire McGirr

DP: Frances Chen

1st AC: Rachel Doughty

Production Coordinator: Nikki Refghi

Featuring: Cheyenne Baer, Victoria Joseph, Snehi S. Kapur, Helena Paek, Sheila Williams, Emily Rosario, Alliah Mourad and their families.

Editor: Zoe Mougin

Colorist: Sofie Borup

Senior Audio Engineer: T Terressa Tate

Special thanks to Genero: Mark Wild Roemer and Ellie Cameron-Krepp, Company 3, East of Normal, Final-Cut, Rock Paper Scissors NY & LA, Scheimpflug, Significant Others, SMUGGLER Inc., Amhalise Casting and to our mothers.

Produced in partnership with, a global creative platform.


Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind

You're tethered to another and you're worried all the time

You always knew the melody but you never heard it rhyme

She's fair and she is quiet, Lord, she doesn't look like me

She made me love the morning, she's a holiday at sea

The New York streets are busy as they always used to be

But I am the mother of Evangeline

The first things that she took from me were selfishness and sleep

She broke a thousand heirlooms I was never meant to keep

She filled my life with color, canceled plans, and trashed my car

But none of that was ever who we are

Outside of my windows are the mountains and the snow

I'll hold you while you're sleeping and I wish that I could go

All my rowdy friends are out accomplishing their dreams

But I am the mother of Evangeline

And they've still got their morning paper and their coffee and their time

And they still enjoy their evenings with the skeptics and the wine

Oh, but all the wonders I have seen, I will see a second time

From inside of the ages through your eyes

You are not an accident where no one thought it through

The world has stood against us, made us mean to fight for you

And when we chose your name we knew that you'd fight the power too

You're nothing short of magical and beautiful to me

Oh, I'll never hit the big time without you

So they can keep their treasure and their ties to the machine

'Cause I am the mother of Evangeline

They can keep their treasure and their ties to the machine

'Cause I am the mother of Evangeline




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