"Tell Yer Mama" as written by Norah Jones, Jesse Harris and Richard Julian....
I won't cry for you
When the night grows long
And I won't die for you
Because you done me wrong
So tell your mama
I said hello
And that she raised you
Too damn slow
You're too damn slow
Too damn slow

Because I've been waiting
For your time
And I've been missing
Out on mine

So tell your father
That I said so long
And thanks for raising you
So damn wrong
You are so damn wrong
You're so damn wrong, so damn wrong.


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"Tell Yer Mama" as written by Norah Jones Jesse Harris

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    General CommentRandom story: I first heard this song played on the touchtunes at my favorite dive bar. 2 "lady lovers" were really enjoying it as the night was winding down. While their PDA was enough to make me leave the room, I had to thank them for introducing me to such a phenomenal song.

    The meaning is pretty straight forward- a scorned woman is singing to the person who hurt her. I think it's genius that she's esentially blaming the parents for raising the child the wrong way. After all, most people try to raise their children properly and kids want to make their parents proud. For someone to point out that a child was brought up the wrong way is one of the most sincere, genuine and perfect ways to express hurt and disappointment. It's nice to hear it put so simply and eloquently in a song. I love everything about this!
    kristaseleneon May 03, 2011   Link

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