Slipping Through My Fingers Lyrics

Slipping Through My Fingers Lyrics

Slipping Through My Fingers” depicts a mother’s poignant lament over her daughter’s swift maturation. Sung by Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) as she readies her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) for marriage, the song conveys Donna’s sense of losing Sophie permanently and her yearning to preserve her youth. This emotive piece beautifully captures maternal affection, standing out as a beloved track from the Mamma Mia! series.

Slipping Through My Fingers Lyrics

[Verse 1]

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while

[Pre-Chorus]

The feeling that I’m losing her forever
And without really entering her world
I’m glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

[Chorus]

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what’s in her mind?
Each time I think I’m close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

[Verse 2]

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when she’s gone, there’s that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I can’t deny

[Pre-Chorus]

What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go?
(Slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did, but most we didn’t
And why, I just don’t know

[Chorus]

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what’s in her mind?
Each time I think I’m close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

[Bridge]

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers

[Interlude]

[Outro]

Slipping through my fingers all the time
Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

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