"Mother" as written by and Danzig....
Mother
Tell your children not to walk my way
Tell your children not to hear my words
What they mean
What they say
Mother

Mother
Can you keep them in the dark for life
Can you hide them from the waiting world
Oh mother

Father
Gonna take your daughter out tonight
Gonna show her my world
Oh father

Not about to see your light
But if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Till you're bleeding

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's

Mother
Tell your children not to hold my hand
Tell your children not to understand
Oh mother

Father
Do you want to bang heads with me
Do you want to feel everything
Oh father

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Till you're bleeding

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's
Yea

Not about to see your light
But if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Till you're bleeding

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Whoa
Mother
Yea


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"Mother" as written by Glen Danzig

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  • +11
    General CommentThis song addresses the futility of censorship, and criticizes parents' insecurities and ultimate inability to censor things from their children; eventually they will grow up and everything they tried to hide from them will be undone.

    The song may also be about parents being overprotective with dating, and holding their children back by not allowing them to date someone a few years older, in fear that something that's inevitable anyway may happen.

    This song is not about religion in any way... I can only imagine that those that perceive this song in such a way perceive EVERY song in that way, and just hate religion in general. So they see anti-religion themes in literally EVERYTHING.
    duckypwnson December 30, 2012   Link
  • +7
    General CommentWhat the hell is wrong with you people? this song isn't about religion, it's about censorship and discrimination of the Metal genre and all the people who likes it. By pinning this song as "anti-christian" you're proving that the stereotype hasn't changed much since '88.
    fenixraiseron June 26, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General CommentDanzig recently appeared as a guest on That Metal Show and stated that this song is about the PMRC.
    Ryuk88on February 04, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentits about censorship
    wavescrashedblueon July 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is a more subtle attack on the PMRC
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    A group of over protective parents who wanted to kill off rock music because they found it suggestive.
    Violentpacifiston March 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfather...gonna take your daughter out tonight, gonna show her my world
    convinceon February 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmuch loved lullaby of mine
    Juiceon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all about hypocrites.
    TheVoidon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my all time favorites.

    I think it's about over protective parents really.

    I loved this song since I saw it on Beavis and Butthead like 9 years ago.
    Muzzyon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso my friends dad was tellin us a story.

    He used to go to concerts he is a big metal head, and he went to like an Ozzy concert or somethin and Danzig was opening up for him. And it was a smaller place, not a huge stadium. Some dude in the front yelled at Danzig to get off the stage and said Danzig sucks. And supposedly Danzig jumped off the stage walked up and beat the shit out of the guy and was arrested.
    Muzzyon March 29, 2003   Link

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