"You Can Finally Meet My Mom" as written by Pat Monahan and Jerry T. Becker....
Don't cry when I die
When it's my time I probably won't die
I'll just lie down and close my eyes
And think about stuff
These eyes got too wide seen too much of life's goodbyes
Should have spent less time making loot
And spent more time in my birthday suit with you

And everybody upstairs, everybody down stairs
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them

'cause I'll be hanging out with you

Not Jimi Hendrix, Jesus or the dude
Who played the sherriff in Blazing Saddles
You not Chris Farley Mr. Rodgers oh I've waited so long
You can finally meet my Mom

Life is good, but love it's better
Even Bieber ain't forever
We all got to go you know
So you might as well go in style
Everybody prayin', everybody singing
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them

'Cause I'll be hanging out with you

Not Gilda Radner, Buddha or the dude
Who had pop rocks and soda at the same time
You, not Jesse James, Paul Newman and oh I've waited so long
You can finally meet my Mom

I'm not making light of things
But who's to say who's right with things like this
There's so much that we miss
Tryin' so hard to be rich and famous
Pretty and thin, to win
It's a shame that youth is wasted on the young

So forget everything and just be with me here now
For as long as we can and whoever goes first save a spot

You, not Etta James, Bob Marley or the girls who won my heart along the way
You, not Sitting Bull, Ella or Bach and I almost forgot
You can finally meet my Mom
(You can finally meet my Mom)
You can finally meet my Mom
(You can finally meet my Mom)
(You can finally meet my Mom)

No Steve Jobs, or Ty Cobbs, Al Capone or any other mobs
No Whitney Houston,no Chet Baker, Andre the Giant or the Undertaker, just you
You can finally meet my Mom
You can finally meet my Mom
You can finally meet my Mom
You can finally meet my Mom


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"You Can Finally Meet My Mom" as written by Pat Monahan, Jerry T. Becker

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    My InterpretationTruly a beautiful song if you can wrap your head around the lyrics. To me, the songwriter is coming to terms with the recent loss of a loved one. He starts off with regretting the time he spent without his loved one, saying that he shouldn't have focused so much on work and pay rather than taking advantage of the loved ones he had on this earth. It's sort of a warning to listeners in a roundabout kind of way to "live everyday as it's your last"

    The songwriter continues with countless social and cultural references of famous people who have passed. As important as they were in their time and age, the songwriter asserts that he'd rather spend time with his loved one. It's kind of a cute way in saying "you're more important" than the typical "who would you like to meet in heaven" type cast.

    Finally, the main point of this song. "You can finally meet my mom." I didn't get it at first but I think the meaning is blatantly obvious. The songwriter, who is still living, lost his mom in some time before the passing of his significant other. Unable to have ever introduced his significant other to his mom because of her passing, this is the final piece of reconciliation, his final piece of moving on because he realizes that now that his significant other has passed, she will be able to meet his mom in heaven. I think the church choir even strengthens this point a bit.! Who knows
    Brittanie3on August 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song coz it works on several levels. First is that your girl is your soul mate and you'll still be with her in heaven. And that when in heaven, you don't care about all the famous dudes coz none compare to your her. And also, from a personal point of view, my mum died when i was young and the girl i'm seeing now is exactly who i feel this song is about, because i've finally met the girl i would have loved to take home to meet my mum.
    Nick1975on October 30, 2012   Link

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