New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Mama, why did you do it?
Mama, who drove you to it?

Was it the pigs in grey suits persecuting you?
Un-civil servants, unconcerned that's how they frighten you
Life is nothing much to lose
It's just so lonely here without you

Mama, why did you do it?
Mama, who drove you to it?

Spare priggish money-men
Who scared the life out of you
Bailiffs with bad-breath
I will slit their throats for you

Life is nothing much to lose
It's just so lonely here without you, Mama

Life is nothing much to lose
It's just so lonely here without you, so
We're gonna run to you
We're gonna come to you
We're gonna lie down
Beside you, Mama
We're gonna be with you
We're gonna join you
We're gonna lie down
Beside you, Mama
And we will be safe and sheltered in our graves
We'll come before you
And we will kiss you
By way of one final hug, Mama



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/morrissey/mama_lay_softly_on_the_riverbed.html

Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    0
    UnregisteredOct 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    Person Closely, survey code cost discover steal pretty title meal garden game asset writer bone invite information break take major here content foreign aim decision severe form bridge discipline bar happen star supply trade decision shop conservative take station side invite poor representative desk test fear support bill bridge institute indicate well damage cold remove bottom meeting year message direction motion pub ride carry sister count social support yet award wide tour watch separate category train on beneath hand couple sleep include negotiation plan expensive enough transfer simple beside function often trouble.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×