"Oh Mother" as written by Christina Aguilera, Christophe Alexandre Barratier, Bruno Serge Marie Coulais and Kara E. Dioguardi....
Whoa, oh, yeah

She was so young with such innocent eyes
She always dreamt of a fairytale life
And all the things your money can't buy
She thought that he was a wonderful guy
Then, suddenly, things seemed to change
It was the moment she took on his name
He took his anger out on her face
She kept all of her pain locked away

Oh mother, we're stronger
From all of the tears you have shed
Oh mother, don't look back
'Cause he'll never hurt us again

So, mother, I thank you
For all you've done and still do
You got me, I got you
Together we always pull through
We always pull through
We always pull through
Oh mother, oh mother, oh mother

It was the day that he turned on his kids
That she knew she just had to leave him
So many voices inside of her head
Saying over and over and over
'You deserve much more than this.'

She was so sick of believing the lies and trying to hide
Covering the cuts and bruises (cuts and bruises)
So tired of defending her life; she could have died
Fighting for the lives of her children

Oh mother, we're stronger
From all of the tears you have shed (all of the tears you have shed)
Oh mother, don't look back
'Cause he'll never hurt us again (He'll never hurt us again)

So, mother, I thank you (thank you)
For all that you've done and still do (still do)
You got me, I got you
(Yeah, you got me, and I got you)
Together we always pull through
Oh mother, oh mother, oh mother

All of your life you have spent
Burying hurt and regret
But, mama, he'll never touch us again

For every time he tried to break you down
Just remember who's still around
It's over, and we're stronger
And we'll never have to go back again

Oh mother, we're stronger
From all of the tears you have shed
Oh mother, don't look back (Oh mother, don't look back again)
'Cause he'll never hurt us again 'Cause he'll never hurt us again)

So, mother, I thank you (And I thank you for everything you've done)
For all that you've done and still do (Together we always move on)
You got me, I got you (You got me, I got you)
Together we always pull through (always pull through)
We always pull through
We always pull through

I love you, mom


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"Oh Mother" as written by Christophe Barratier Bruno Coulais

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    General Commentwow!! thank you for posting! I love this song and am glad being the first one to comment. it reminds me of "I'm OK" in her last album. They're both catchy songs and Christina surely did a nice job!
    louisebyrneon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. It's like a more powerful version of "I'm OK", dedicated to her mother.
    ryechuon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshes deffinetly a great songwriter
    awesome voice
    i watched her sing this live
    it was really hard for her
    i love this song
    misfitsxmcrfreakon August 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw her performing this on MTV, and the first thing I thought when the song started was, "holy crap, is she re-doing Vois sur ton Chemin?" The beginning is almost exactly like the beginning of Vois sur ton Chemin from The Chorus soundtrack.
    Unsung_Zeroon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw her performing this on MTV, and the first thing I thought when the song started was, "holy crap, is she re-doing Vois sur ton Chemin?" The beginning is almost exactly like the beginning of Vois sur ton Chemin from The Chorus soundtrack.
    Unsung_Zeroon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery good song, but I disagree that is a more powerful version of I'm Ok. That song is more about the pain and hurt, it's not really a dedication like this one is. It's really nice though.
    letterstonoelleon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is about her mothers struggle of being a single parent after her abusive father left.
    it's a good song, the album is amazing too.
    Hopefully there will be a uk tour soon.
    :)
    Pamxelaon August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentChristina does use the beginning of "Vois Sur Ton Chemin" from Les Choristes for this song.
    this_is_vanityon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is like the sequel to i'm ok off of her stripped album and it's talking about her mom and how she thought he was the right man for her but the when they got married she saw the real monster in him...and her mom got away from all that and made a better life for her kids
    sassyqt4on July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's great. One of her best in my opinion
    angelbehavior18on January 14, 2008   Link

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