The second stanza of Anathema's "One Last Goodbye" goes as follows:

I know you didn't want to leave
Your heart yearned to stay
But the strength I always loved in you
Finally gave way

See full lyrics e.g. here

What does "strength" mean here? Does it mean some sort of inner strength, e.g. will or resolve? The way this line sounds to me is a bit accusing, or let down and disappointed.

The song is also apparently dedicated to the writers' late mother (or so some websites claim), but it doesn't feel it like it's talking about motherly love.

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