"Take Your Mama" as written by and Scott Hoffman Jason Sellards....
When you grow up, livin' like a good boy oughta
And your mama, takes a shine to her best son
Something different, all the girls they seem to like you
Cause you're handsome, like to talk and a whole lot of fun

But now your girl's gone a missin'
And your house has got an empty bed
The folks'll wonder 'bout the wedding
They won't listen to a word you said

Gonna take your mama out all night
Yeah we'll show her what it's all about
We'll get her jacked up on some cheap champagne
We'll let the good times all roll out
And if the music ain't good, well it's just too bad
We're gonna sing along no matter what
Because the dancers don't mind at the New Orleans
If you tip 'em and they make a cut

Do it
Take your mama out all night
So she'll have no doubt that we're doing oh the best we can
We're gonna do it
Take your mama out all night
You can stay up late 'cause baby you're a full grown man

It's a struggle, livin' like a good boy oughta
In the summer, watchin' all the girls pass by
When your mama, heard the way that you'd been talking
I tried to tell you, that all she'd want to do is cry

Now we end up takin' the long way home
Lookin' overdressed wearin' buckets of stale cologne
It's so hard to see streets on a country road
When your glasses in the garbage
And your Continental's just been towed

We're gonna take your mama out all night
Yeah we'll show her what it's all about
We'll get her jacked up on some cheap champagne
We'll let the good times all roll out
And if the music ain't good, well it's just too bad
We're gonna sing along no matter what
Because the dancers don't mind at the New Orleans
If you tip 'em and they make a cut

Do it
Take your mama out all night
So she'll have no doubt that we're doing oh the best we can
We're gonna do it
Take your mama out all night
You can stay up late 'cause baby you're a full grown man


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"Take Your Mama [Radio Edit]" as written by Scott Hoffman Jason Sellards

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  • +3
    General CommentI think this song's about a gay guy coming out to his mother. I LOVE this song.
    rachiebabieon June 16, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's a sad song, and I agree that it's about a gay guy coming out of tyhe closet to his mother. it's something that really does happen, and it happened to one of my freinds. He came out to his parents, and his Dad just kind of ignored it, and his mother refused to beleive it. It must be hard to come out in the open to your parents, then to have them not accept it. It's bad enough the shit he gets for it at school.
    ironionon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's obvious. The song is about a guy who finds out he's gay after an unsuccessful relationship with a woman, and his boyfriend wants him to come out to his mum. They want to get her drunk and cheer her up so she doesn't get shocked.
    trayvyzon February 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbrilliant song, fun but a little sad. the second last verse ('it's a struggle...') makes you think about how hard it is for a gay guy to come out to his mother and how hard it is for her to accept it.
    Gwaihiron July 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrumor has it since the lead singer is gay..that it was about his coming out to his mom or of a friend..but who knows.
    poppunkposeron September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song its very elton john-afied, know wot i mean.
    Niamon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not positive that it's about a gay guy coming out to his mother. You shouldn't assume that just because the lead singer is gay all his lyrics are about being gay. The lyrics to this just simply seem like a man who's lady left him, and now the only woman in his life is his mother.
    SimpleKindOfBoyon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually read an interveiw where the lead singer said it was about a gay guy coming out to his mum, and if you read between the lines you can tell. Great song.
    teenscreamqueenon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think this song is about the lead singer Jake Shears at all, I don't think he's gay! It prob is about a gay guy coming out but it's not him.I saw an interview with them once, Shears said they are all heterosexual, it's just their image that's camp!
    annashelson January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI should withdraw this comment! I just looked it up and Jake says he is gay! I could have sworn he siad they were all hetero on this interview on Austrian T.V channel GOTV! oh well my bad.
    annashelson January 02, 2005   Link

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