"Lady Madonna" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
Who find the money when you pay the rent
Did you think that money was heaven sent

Friday night arrives without a suitcase
Sunday morning creeping like a nun
Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace
See how they run

Lady Madonna, baby at your breast
Wonders how you manage to feed the rest
Pa pa pa pa,
See how they run

Lady Madonna lying on the bed
Listen to the music playing in your head

Tuesday afternoon is never ending
Wednesday morning papers didn't come
Thursday night you stocking needed mending
See how they run

Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet


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"Lady Madonna" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentI love the music to this song-- One of the best. (in my opinion anyways).
    anna118kon March 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about how amazing it is that single mothers can keep it together and make ends meet, jackass!
    Bite Meon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"the Beatles released "Lady Madonna" as a classic rock n' roll track after releasing two albums full of studio tricks and lush overdubs. The tune is from a recording titled "Bad Penny Blues" by Humphrey Lyttelton, and bootlegs from this era reflect the frequent rehearsal of that song during "Lady Madonna" sessions. In an interview with the magazine Musician in 1986, Paul said the song was a celebration of motherhood, and the idea came from a photo in an African magazine." from smackbomb.com/…

    it's not about a prostitute.
    weezerific:cutleryon June 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttalking about Mary, and how did she always manage to look so goddamn holy even though she had a child and a life to lead. Maybe? I dont know...
    chelzadoron March 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS ABOUT A PROSTITUTE-"LYING ON THE BED,LISTEN TO THE MUSIC PLAYING YOR HEAD"SHES IGNORING THE STITUATION,TUNING IT OUT WHILE HE DOES HIS BUISNESS-THAT OR A SINGLE MOTHER!! GREAT SONG ANYWAY!
    metallicaman123on August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIT IS ABOUT A PROSTITUTE.
    ladymadonna123on August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think Paul was being coy. The references to prostitution seem very clear to me.
    DJacques75on May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the intro to this song i never thought about the prostitute thing before, im still unsure about that though.
    Niamon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it's about prostitution, I think it's about a single mom on welfare...
    XxlivelovediexXon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah I dont think this is about a prostitute. Its just about a single mother, or possibly a poor mother.
    "Baby at your breast wonders how you manage to feed the rest"
    yamahasixstringon October 24, 2004   Link

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