Wonder Why
Written by
Phonetic
Story by
Romina Callini
Performed by
Phonetic

Wonder Why

Looking after a family is hard. Looking after a family in a pandemic with a government that doesn’t care about you is harder. A lyrical prayer for hope and freedom, WONDER WHY is here to celebrate all the single mums, and to hold space for the heroes in our lives who have our backs – no matter what.

Production: Bobby Johnson

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

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Look
My name’s Romina I’m a mum of 3
I ain’t got a baby father here to comfort me
It’s up to me to feed my baby when she hungry
And I don’t feel supported by my government or country
I’ve been in lockdown for a year, wow
And little Isla’s autism’s pretty clear now
Like when she hears sounds that’ll appear loud
She covers her ears until the volume steers down
And That is something that I stress about daily
You know when all you wanna do it better your baby
But the worlds in a panic and everything is crazy
It takes me time to fathom all of it lately
And maybe one day we’ll be free
I burn sage in the dark trying to heal these streets
I send prayers out to universally speak
To all my people inadvertently hurting so deep

Cause this one’s for the single mums
The ones trying to bring the funds
It’s so hard and I feel your pain
Wonder why it’s still the same (why it’s still the same)
Cause this one’s for the single mums
The ones trying to bring the funds
It’s so hard and I feel your pain
Wonder why it’s still the same (still the same)

Yeah I put my faith in a rose quartz
I’d rather have faith than have no cause
It’s lockdown so we stay behind closed doors
Speak mantras stay behind those forts
Cause positivity is key
But it’s hard when you’re suffering with BPD
I see my baby though and she needs me
We snuggle up in the morning and watch CBeebies
See my other two babies are so grown now
That if I didn’t have Isla I’d be alone now
And gratitude isn’t something you’re something shown how
It’s something in your possession you should expose now
I learnt that this year and it’s so true
So if you’re stuck at a hurdle and can’t move
Remember to stand strong and the wind will embark you
I wrote my own history, they ain’t hindering our truth

Cause this one’s for the single mums
The ones trying to bring the funds
It’s so hard and I feel your pain
Wonder why it’s still the same (why it’s still the same)
Cause this one’s for the single mums
The ones trying to bring the funds
It’s so hard and I feel your pain
Wonder why it’s still the same (still the same)

Cause this one’s for the single mums
The ones trying to bring the funds
It’s so hard and I feel your pain
Wonder why it’s still the same (why it’s still the same)
Cause this one’s for the single mums
The ones trying to bring the funds
It’s so hard and I feel your pain
Wonder why it’s still the same