I don't want to sleep with you
I don't need the passion too
I don't want a stormy affair
To make me feel my life is heading somewhere
All I want is the comfort and care
Just to know that my woman gives me sweet
Mother love ah ha

I've walked too long in this lonely lane
I've had enough of this same old game
I'm a man of the world and they say that I'm strong
But my heart is heavy, and my hope is gone

Out in the city, in the cold world outside
I don't want pity, just a safe place to hide
Mama please, let me back inside

I don't want to make no waves
But you can give me all the love that I crave
I can't take it if you see me cry
I long for peace before I die

All I want is to know that you're there
You're gonna give me all your sweet
Mother love ah ha (mother love)

My body's aching, but I can't sleep
My dreams are all the company I keep
Got such a feeling as the sun goes down
I'm coming home to my sweet
Mother love

(Mother love, mother love, love love love love)
God works in mysterious ways
Eeeeh dop, de dop, dep dop
I think I'm goin' back to the things I learned so well in my youth

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Mother Love Lyrics as written by Freddie Mercury Brian May

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    General Commentoh i forgot to say something....i like how freddie's last song wasnt finished because it shows that he sang until he could not physically sing anymore. he was in so much pain while recording songs that he had to drink vodka before the recordings. thats dedication i tell you.
    skibunnie545on March 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Mama please, let me back inside."

    The way in which Freddie sings this line sends shivers down my spine.
    Bowyer83on October 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe this is about BM's affair???
    awww it's such a sweet song did anyone know it's the last thing Freddie ever recorded?He didn't finish it though - Brian sang the last verse
    mercury_girl86on May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI knew it was the last song Freddie ever wrote, I love the parts at the end where clips of Freddie's crowd chant plays and a clip of I'm Going Back starts.
    Weave30on January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA really devastating song!. The return to the maternal utero, a safe and warm place.
    unplacebaxon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song was written by both brian and freddie, so i think its about both about their personal lives. Brian was having an affair. With Freddie's part, i think it has to do with his parents because they didnt really accept him. it hurts me that his final plea was to have his parents back and that they werent at his death bed when he died.
    skibunnie545on March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.... you "like" that?
    Miss_Anieon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think "admire" may have been the word skibunnie meant.

    Is it really true that Freddie's parents didn't accept him? I heard that he visited them regularly throughout his life.

    I think unplacebax mostly covered the meaning, and I think mercurygirl has a point...I think it may have had to do with Brian wanting a stable, secure relationship. The song is about wanting a relationship in which the woman loves the man unconditionally, so when things go wrong in the world, the man always has someone he can come home to and feel safe with and loved by.
    TheYipskeeon May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong was written by May, not Mercury. Queen is not just Freddie Mercury, you know?
    TheOlsnaon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonaly, I love this song it's my favorite on Made in Heaven,and i think it's about trying to find real love in steat of one night stands,and the fact that the only person that loves you your whole life through is your Mother.
    and The Olsna Queen deceided with the relaese of The Miracle cd that all songs were written by QUEEN,so on The Miracle,Innuendo,and Made in Heaven all songs are written,composed,and played by QUEEN
    R25on June 29, 2006   Link

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