You think you'll come over
I'll give you my number
You lover, supporter
Then give me a mother
You come take me home and
Take me to your doctor
You think you'll come over?

I think I'm a mother

Roll over, roll over
And roll me a man-a
You lover, my lover
You just roll me over
You give me a mother
A man if I love her
I love her, I'll keep her
I better just keep her

Come on and support her
I said to the mother
She said you come over
She said she'd supporter her
I love her, I kept her
And then she just left and
Alone, I implore ya

I think I'm a mother

Need a mother
More than ever
Need a mother

Ah... Ah...


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    Song Meaning

    "I know a lot of people are going to think it's about abortion, or wanting to be a mother or something like that, but it really is none of those things. It's more just me wanting some kind of protection and care, then wanting to offset something else that's unsettling." /PJ Harvey/

    megiqueon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    No, I don't think there was any child birth involved. I think she is comparing herself to a mother. But I haven't figured anything else out, yet.

    cassiaon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    to me, she's saying that she adores somebody, but she feels like she's their mother? ''you think i'll come over'' who knows.

    that_sullen_girlon September 12, 2005   Link
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    My Interpretation

    imo it's about woman who is pregnanted. she is singing about herself in two ways: normal woman and woman as mother. and she says that it was the man who "gave" her this second woman. she owns this second woman (woman-mother).

    first, she is a little bit sceptical about her man and she thinks that he only loves this second woman, not the first - real one. then she considers keeping this woman-mother or not (keep the child or not). finally she decides to keep it because of this man. in the end the mother leaves (it may be miscarriage but it's not important) and she is left alone with the man. i don't know if he leaves her because of the fact she lost the child or he stays with her, but she still adores him and the fact is she wants to keep him with her.

    my interpretation is a little bit complex and i hope you understand at least the main sense of it :P also i don't think it's correct, but i understand it this way and i like this version.

    megiqueon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    I think at the end she's saying, "Need you mother, more than ever"

    reblindon August 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is about some sort of pregnancy or giving birth i cant decide

    Riot Grrrlon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song and lyrics remind me of Captain Beefhearts "Dropout Boogie"...phoneticly.

    marthveronon February 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Probably is loosely inspired by the Cap'n's song. PJ is a huge fan of his, his influence pops up repeatedly in her songs. They're friends as well, PJ calling him up when she needs career advice and whatnot.

    DollarShorton June 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    I think PJ is one of the girls that Captain invited to "lick his decals off"..."I’m playing this music so the young girls will come out to meet the monster tonight! lolxD

    marthveronon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    i think she adores a man who made her pregnant.

    cocinelleon May 26, 2008   Link

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