My mama told me
Everyone needs to know how to pick breakfast off the tree (pick breakfast off the tree, pick breakfast off the tree)
So come little one and gather oranges with me

My mama told me
Only take the ones the tree will give to you easy (will give to you easy, will give you with ease)
So come little one and play in orchards with me

But when I see them take the way they do, trees break (?) the way they do, and ache the way they do
It doesn’t make me hate you but I sincerely wonder what your mama said to you, what your papa said to you

Cos’
My mama told me (my papa told me) x4

My papa told me
If you want to break the waves watch the creatures of the sea (the creatures of the sea, the creatures of the sea)
So come little one and play in tide pools with me, play in tide pools with me

My papa told me
If you want to save a bird then just let it go free (let it go free, let it go free)
So come little one and open cages with me

But when I them walk the way they do, tick tock the way they do, sleepwalk they way they do

Doesn’t make me hate you but I sincerely wonder what your mama said to you, what your papa said to you

My mama told me (My papa told me) x5

My mama told me


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