Sunday, December 27, 2009

Song 26: My Mama Said

A little pop song based on some outdated dating advice that was passed around some feminist blogs not too long ago. This will probably go through some more editing before it hits the stage.

My Mama Said


A: |A6 | A6 | Bm7 | Bm7 | Bm7 | E9 |A6 | E7(b9) |
|A6 | A6 | Bm7 | Bm7 | Bm7 | E9 |A6 | (A7) |

B: | D6 | D6 | A6 | F#7 | Bm7 | Bm7 | Bm7 Am7(b5) | E7 |
| D6 | D6 | A6 | F#7 | Bm7 | Bm7 | E7 | E7(b9) |

My mama said (Her mama said!)
Don’t be conspicuous (Oh no!)
You can tell by my poise that I listen to what my mama said
Be polite but not too serious
Don’t bore him with the thoughts inside your pretty head

My mama said (Her mama said!)
Don’t be ridiculous (Oh no!)
Don’t smoke or drink or dance like the loose girls do
Keep your makeup and hair meticulous
Don’t order more than water and a little bread

But my mama never said that I would meet a boy like you
So distant and collected, so breezy and so cool
Now I make a spectacle to break this silent tension
Breaking rules so I’ll have your attention

My mama said (What’d she say?)
Don’t be caligulous (Oh no!)
Now I believe, now I fear, that my mama might have been mislead
Life’s a blast when you’re delirious
And I’ll be damned if I ever listen to what my mama said