Small bump

15:21:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

We have been so blessed lately. There have been quite a few happy new mothers just in time for mothers day. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!



But childbirth isn't easy. According to the WHO, at least one woman dies of childbirth related complications a minute. According to my mother, my delivery was extremely difficult. 30 hours of contractions and serious pain. My cord was wrapped around my neck and I was born around 2am. For the pain of delivery, I am thankful. For the next 20 odd years, I am even more thankful.

But as many as 50% of all pregnancies aren't carried to full term, nearly 20% will end in miscarriage. Ed Sheeran's song, Small Bump touches on some of the issues of miscarriage.





Small bump: Ed Sheeran

VERSE 1:
Em                                   Cadd9                      G      D/F#
Your just a small bump unborn and in 4 months your brought to life
          Em                     Cadd9                        G      D/F#
might be left with my hair but you will have your mother's eyes 
          Em                          Cadd9                     G
Hold your body in my hands I will be as gentle as I can now your scans and 
D/F#
unmade plan 
Em                Cadd9                       G        D/F#
A small bump, In 4 months your brought to life

PRE CHORUS:
                 Am            C                      G
I will hold you tightly, I will give you nothing but truth
             Am            C                G    D/F#
If your not inside me I will put my future in you

CHORUS:
               Em        Cadd9
Cos you are my one, and only
 G                 D/F#                 Em         Cadd9           G
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
               Em        Cadd9
Cos you are my one, and only
 G                 D/F#                 Em         Cadd9           G
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
    D/F#
You will be alright

VERSE 2:
 Em                                   Cadd9                      G     D/F#
Your just a small bump unknown and you'll grow into your skin
 Em                     Cadd9                        G      D/F#
With a smile like hers and a dimple beneath your chin
 Em                          Cadd9                     G               D/F#
Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice and eyelids closed to be soon 
opened wide 
Em                Cadd9                       G        D/F#
A small bump, in 4 months you will open your eyes

BRIDGE:
C                              G                    C
You can lie with me, with your tiny feet when your half asleep, I will 
           D
leave you be
          C                 G
Right in front of me for a couple weeks
         C                     D/F#
So I can keep you safe

CHORUS

OUTRO:

Em                                 Cadd9                      G      D/F#
Your just a small bump unborn just four months then torn from life
           Em                  Cadd9                  G      D/F#
Maybe your needed up there but were still un-aware of why

Em/D                     [0 2 2 0 3 3]
Cadd9                    [x 3 2 0 3 3]
G                        [3 2 0 0 3 3]
D/F#                     [2 0 0 2 3 3] 
Am                       [x 0 2 2 1 0]
C                        [x 3 2 0 1 0] 

@edsheeran #smallbump #miscarriage

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