Mama-san is hittin the town to
swing her booty around
shake it all up and down
Mama-san is hittin the town
booty bump to the sound
no more nose to the ground

It's time to lighten up

It's time to lighten up
and to get out of your head
and get back in your booty
time to get out of your head
and get on back in your booty

Time to knock the train off the rails
feel the breeze of her sails
she done her hair and her nails
Time to knock the train off the rails
no more sweatin' details
no more verdicts and bails

It's time to lighten up

Mama-san says
'always, never'
these words no longer have a home

It's time to lighten up
time to get out of your head
and get on back in your booty
time to get out of your head
to get on back in your booty

Mama-san says
'always, never'
these words no longer have a home here

She's got the stealth and prowess of the panther
Rickson Gracie
watch her glide across the crowded floor like
Fred and Grace

It's time to lighten up
time to get out of your head
and get on back in your booty


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Lighten Up, Francis song meanings
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    General CommentSeems to me its a song about getting away from life and hitting the town for a fun time. But this being Maynard, I'm sure there is another meaning here. But at this time I'm just not getting it. Anyone else?
    btaylor1982on May 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrancis Bean Cobain...or maybe I'm completely wrong.
    ROOSTREon November 16, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Lighten up, Francis" is actually a line from the movie "Stripes."
    Hobblingon November 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like the shout out to Rickson Gracie, whom he studies ju-jitsu with.
    timdixonon March 23, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThe song is about a lewd sex act.
    oliversealon July 15, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionThe song is about a lewd sex act.
    oliversealon July 15, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about not overanalyzing things and thinking too much and going with what you feel is correct rather than what your brain says is correct.
    bugoon February 05, 2014   Link

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