Mitski - Class of 2013
Mom, I'm tired
Can I sleep in your house tonight?
Mom, is it alright
If I stay for a year or two?
Mom, I'll be quiet
It would be just to sleep at night
And I'll leave once I figure out
How to pay for my own life too
Mom, would you wash my back?
This once, and then we can forget
And I'll leave what I'm chasing
For the other girls to pursue
Mom, am I still young?
Can I dream for a few months more?
Recorded and self-released as a student project during her time at Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music, the title “Class of 2013” likely refers to Mitski’s own cohort of graduates. Throughout the song she delivers a gut-wrenching expression of the terror that many graduates feel, as they are thrown into the beginning of their adult lives, having to find their own way in the world.