Mother
John Lennon
(Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York, 30 August 1972)

"This song is another song from one of those albums I made since I left The Rolling Stones."
"And a lot of people thought it was just about my parents but itīs about 99 percents of the parents, alive or half dead."

"Two, three, four!"

Mother, you had me
I never had you
I wanted you
You didn't want me
So I, I just gotta tell you
Goodbye, goodbye.

Father, you left me
I never left you
I needed you so bad
You didn't need me, oh no
So I, I just gotta tell you
Goodbye, goodbye.

Children, don't do what I have done
I couldn't walk and I tried to run
So I, I just gotta tell you
Goodbye, goodbye.

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home.

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home.

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home.

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home.

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home.

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home.

"Thank you!"
"Okay, thatīs a nice drum!"


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