"Mother Dear." as written by and Neil Hannon....
It was not that long ago it first occurred to me
That my mother was a person in her own right
Now I realize how very lucky I have been
And there, but for the grace of God, go I

Mother dear, she can see inside
Mother dear, and I've nowhere to hide
Mother dear, did I spoil your plans?
Mother dear, I do the best I can

When I was a teenager I really did believe
That my parents had adopted me
And the way I carried on they must have thought
They'd brought the wrong little baby home from maternity
I'd like to say I'm sorry but my

Mother dear, she already knows
Mother dear, she'll never let me go
Mother dear, kept me warm and safe
Mother dear, I'll never lose my faith in mother dear

If I ever get arrested by the C.I.A.
Because they take me for a foreign spy
They won't need no lie-detector, all they'll have to do
Is make me look into my mother's eyes

Mother dear, she can see inside
Mother dear, and I've nowhere to hide
Mother dear, kept me warm and safe
Mother dear, I'll never lose my faith in mother dear

Mother dear, did I spoil your plans?
Mother dear, I do the best I can


Lyrics submitted by Doublebasslegend

"Mother Dear" as written by Neil Hannon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Mother Dear. song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThe record is shaping up to be the bastard son of "Hunky Dory" and Randy Newman.
    pumkinhedon March 26, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain