Post author:Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there! Today’s SongLyricsSunday, bought to you by Jim at a Unique Title For Me, details a mom’s love for their child. This post was written four years but I love this song this so much that I reblogged it (and of course, edited!).
“Thank You For My Child” starts off with a lento tempo. Only a series of triads and skeleton chords are played to support Riley during the first verse. The instrumentation rarely ever expands on those chords with the help of an 808 bass, Roland synthesizer, and electric piano. The instrumentation doesn’t gain memento until the last third of the song when the instruments play a little bit more of a recognizable melody. Though “Thank You For My Child” is at a slow tempo, one of my favorite parts of the song is when the electric piano plays a sweet chordal progression when the song briefly switches to a minor key during the first verse.
Riley’s vocals are one of the pinnacle points of “Thank You For My Child”. Her voice is smooth yet just the right of power needed for this song. It’s a perfect fit for this inspirational ballad as it isn’t overpowering the backing instrumentation. Its tone is pretty warm in order to help support and convey the song’s meaning in a motherly way. An example of this is found at the ending when Riley sings strong yet tender vocal runs.