My mummy's dead
I can't get it through my head
Though it's been so many years
My mummy's dead
I can't explain
So much pain
I could never show it
My mummy's dead

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My Mummy's Dead Lyrics as written by John Lennon

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    General Commentthis was written by lennon, but it should be under "the beatles", not "john lennon"
    matty_keatingon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNo, it's off of John's "Plastic Ono Band"
    oidimedon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTrue, it's off of John's "Plastic Ono Band". This song is simply about his mother's death, his feelings about it all,the way it impacted his life, and how he reacted to those changes. My mom died last year and I can totally related to not being able to "get it through my head" in the sense that I couldn't accept the fact the she was just gone. It was ingeniously written; Lennon is commended for this song. It's short and sweet and it gets right to the point and it explains everything is so few words. I love it. Plus, the sound of the song itself is just powerful: it's sad and gloomy just like the feeling of losing a mother. A great song even though it's about a minute in length.
    LennonGenius!on August 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's all about the feeling of grief you feel when you ponder on the thought of someone important you've lost (in this case, john's mum). the way it is recorded and the shortness of it adds to the overall impact. and matty keating : you're quite wrong there, lad.
    kankurouon January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHard core. The roughest forty-nine seconds ever set down on an album. The pain just cuts through.

    Also demostrates the crap people are putting out today. What mainstream artist today would bare their soul like John did with Plastic Ono Band?
    AntBMSUon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with AntBMSU. This is easily the best song from Plastic Ono Band, and probably the best Lennon solo song of them all. It's the most direct song I've ever heard.
    erasmus11290on February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with erasmus and AntBMSU very cutting song hard core and personal. Not his best song though. I still give that to Imagine
    doctorlove08on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe story behind the death of John Lennon's mother is really very tragic. As y'all probably know, John Lennon lived with his aunt and uncle, but he and his mother Julia frequently visited each other when John discovered she didn't live very far away at all. On her way home, from seeing John one evening, a cop accidentally ran her over and Julia was killed.

    Naturally John took this very hard and was reported saying "I lost my mother twice. Once as a child of five and then again at seventeen. It made me very, very bitter inside. I had just begun to re-establish a relationship with her when she was killed."
    Beatle_maniacon March 14, 2007   Link

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