Sunday Song Lyric

There are lots of songs written for or inspired by artists mothers. Some are celebrations of Moms and motherhood (as many should be), others are not. For today’s song lyric I’ve selected Pink Floyd’s “Mother.” It’s not the happiest song — Pink is getting ready to erect his personal wall — so don’t take this as a commentary on Mother’s Day. It is simply a fantastic song from a fantastic album (“The Wall“).

Mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb

Mother do you think they’ll like the song

Mother do you think they’ll try to break my balls

Ooooh aah, Mother should I build a wall

Mother should I run for president

Mother should I trust the government

Mother will they put me in the firing line

Ooooh aah, is it it just a waste of time

Hush now baby don’t you cry

Mama’s gonna make all of your

Nightmares come true

Mama’s gonna put all of her fears into you

Mama’s gonna keep you right here

Under her wing

she won’t let you fly but she might let you sing

Mama will keep baby cosy and warm

Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe

Of course Mama’s gonna help build the wall


Mother do think she’s good enough for me

Mother do think she’s dangerous to me

Mother will she tear your little boy apart

Oooh aah, mother will she break my heart

Hush now baby, baby don’t you cry

Mama’s gonna check out all your girl friends for you

Mama won’t let anyone dirty get through

Mama’s gonna wait up till you come in

Mama will always find out where

You’ve been

Mamma’s gonna keep baby healthy and clean

Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe Ooooh Babe

You’ll always be a baby to me

Mother, did it need to be so high.

Note: In the movie version of the song, the lyrics are slightly different.

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