"Momma Sed" as written by and Jonathan Michael Polonsky Brad J. Wilk....
Wake up, son of mine
Momma got something to tell you
Changes come
Life will have its way
With your pride, son
Take it like a man

Hang on, son of mine
A storm is blowing up your horizon

Changes come
Keep your dignity
Take the high road
Take it like a man

Listen up, son of mine
Momma got something to tell you
All about growing pains
Life will pound away
Where the light don't shine, son
Take it like a man
Suck it up, son of mine
Thunder blowing up your horizon

Changes come (Changes come)
Keep your dignity (Keep your dignity)
Take the high road (Take the high road)
Take it like a man (Take it like a man)

Momma said like the rain (This, too, shall pass)
Like a kidney stone (This, too, shall pass)
It's just a broken heart, son
This pain will pass away


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"Momma Sed" as written by Jonathan Michael Polonsky Brad J. Wilk

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  • +6
    General CommentI don't get why people think that being humorous means you're not being serious
    stu19224on October 30, 2007   Link
  • +6
    General CommentHas anyone noticed the story that this album takes?

    QUEEN B: Boy meets girl, falls in love
    DOZO: Boy and girl have sex
    VAGINA MINE: Boy and girl have more sex
    MOMMA SED: Girl dumps boy, boy heartbroken
    UNDERTAKER: Boy gets angry and tells her off
    DRUNK W.P: Boy feels sorry for himself gets drunk
    TREKKA: Boy smokes pot
    INDIGO C: Boy trips out
    SOUR GRAPES: Boy turns to religion :-P
    REV 20.20: Boy comes to the conclusion.. needs another girl

    Just something I noticed. Dunno if Maynard did this on purpose or I'm just reading too into it, but it seems to me there is a story to be told..
    Lynx983on April 04, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI decided a few years ago to get 'Changes Come' tattooed to my wrist, because of this song. It makes me stronger just to look at it. I love this song, and I love Puscifer <3
    SereneSerenataon May 25, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWay I see it, the message isn't an admonishment or wake-up call. It's a message of strength in a time of pain. It's saying, "It hurts, and it'll get worse before it gets better, but you're not going to break. Shit happens. You wouldn't be here if you weren't strong enough to take it."
    Promise942on March 04, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's a mother's advice to her son about being dumped, rejected or cheated on by a girlfriend. "It's just a broken heart, son. This pain will pass away." The growing pains part just symbolises that it's a transition between being a child and taking it like a man.

    The entire album has the tone about dominant women in a man's life.
    Orichalconon November 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful.
    Hobblingon November 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's really hard to take this album seriously because it is supposed to be somewhat of a humorous album, but this one actually looks like it may be from Maynard's childhood past.
    jahshuaon October 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA lot of people are right, no wrongs (except maybe that strap on intrepretation). And like a lot of maynard songs from his various bands, he's writing from his experiences, opinions and emotions but when we hear it, we relate it to our experiences, opinions and emotions with songs like this one. From what I'm hearing, it's not just about one thing. Obviously with the song name and actually mentioning it in the song, it sounds like advice from a mother and/or a mother figure (hell even maybe mother nature?). But mainly it seems like it's about how there will be changes in life, there's going to be hardships, heartbreaks, times where you feel so low and depressed nothing seems worth it, etc., but it's a part of life and the advice is to "take it like a man" aka be strong, bad things pass with time, and "keep your dignity" meaning, don't lose sight of who you are and let yourself become the nothing that life and/or people will try to make you feel like.

    I like LoverLover's interpretation of it as well, Maynard's no fool to the reality that "this pain is just an illusion".

    In the end, we're all right in our interpretation, hell a song could be very clear as to what it's about, but the meaning of songs with actual, you know depth to them, unlike songs about getting tang and money, is unique to each listener.
    kstu10on February 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful song
    kluvah711on May 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this may be something along the lines his mother had told him before she passed away, RIP.
    pharoon October 30, 2007   Link

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