"Mother Mother" as written by and Tracy K. Bonham....
Mother mother how's the family?
I'm just calling to say hello.
How's the weather? How's my father?
Am I lonely? Heavens no.
Mother mother are ya listening?
Just a phone call to ease your mind.
Life is perfect, never better,
Distance making the heart grow fond.

When you sent me off to see the world,
Were you scared that I might get hurt?
Would I try a little tobacco,
Would I keep on hiking up my skirt?

I'm hungry,
I'm dirty,
I'm losing my mind...
Everything's fine!

I'm freezing,
I'm Starving,
I'm bleeding to death...
Everything's fine!

Yeah, I'm working, making money,
I'm just starting to build a name.
I can feel it, around the corner,
I could make it any day.
Mother mother can you hear me,
Sure I'm sober, sure I'm sane.
Life is perfect, never better,
Still your daughter, still the same.

If I tell you what you want to hear,
Will it help you to sleep well at night?
Are you sure that I'm your perfect dear,
Now just cuddle up and sleep tight.

I'm hungry,
I'm dirty,
I'm losing my mind...
Everything's fine!

I'm freezing,
I'm starving,
I'm bleeding to death...
Everything's fine!

I miss you,
I love you.


Lyrics submitted by ladybug

"Mother Mother" as written by Tracy K. Bonham

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    General CommentThis song perfectly describes a complicated relationship with the mother. I am way past leaving home for college and this pretty much sums up the interaction with old mum, that is when I can get her to take my call.
    LaurelGon March 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. pretty self explanatory i guess
    pumpkingirlon April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh gosh, this song reminds me SO much of college...
    This is my fav part... "sure im sober, sure im sane
    life is perfect never better, still your daughter, still the same. If i tell you what you want to hear, will it help you to sleep well at night? Are you sure that im your perfect dear? now just cuddle up and sleep tight." What they don't know, won't hurt them!
    ELS24on March 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...so great. There's always this wall between what we say and what we're too scared to say even though we want to. Great.
    BleedingOnYourShirton March 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti looooove playing this on guitar!~ such a great song...... its a summertime song to me!!!
    Adagio%Breezeson April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was big at a time when I was a freshman at college and I wasn't getting into the whole college freshman culture at the time. I eventually dropped out of this college after two-and-a-half years.

    For those associations, I don't like hearing this song... ha ha.
    stoolhardyon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sure can keep you from falling over the edge.. I love her growl.. EVERYTHING"S FINE!
    xinniefulon July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song live OWNS.. Tracy is Amazing!
    xinniefulon September 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song pretty much describes how most teens and young adults feel, they won't tell there parents things because they are worried about how they will react. Or because they don't want to worry the parents and rather only trouble themselves rather than everyone else with their problems.

    Also it's a bit about rebelling too I think, so you can get away with something. To sum it up: "What they don't know can't hurt them"
    Twilight_Flameson February 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rips your face off.
    TheMonolithon March 12, 2009   Link

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