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Mama Says

 
Joe Rappe and Gang Lyrics
Footloose Soundtrack Movie, 1998
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Mama Says Willard:
Everything I ever learned
That gets me through the worst
I learned at my Mama's knee
Now, anytime I'm turned around
I turn to Mama first
And you'd be wise
To memorize
What Mama says to me


Now, Mama ain't been wrong yet. And I'm the living proof

Jeter:
Take that for what it's worth

Willard:
Mama says
Don't use a toaster while standing in the shower
Now who can argue with that?
Mama says
Don't hold your breath for longer than an hour
The woman knows where it's at!


And Mama says it doesn't matter
If you're a kind or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down

Bickle:
You can't back down Ren!

Willard:
Now Ren, you've not yet had the pleasure of meeting my Mama, but these boys over here have. C'mon and help me out here,
Fellas.

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle:
Mama says

Willard:
Don't drink hot coffee lying down in bed
Don't even give it a thought

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle:
It's a mess
Mama says

Willard:
Never eat anything that's bigger than your head
Is she a whiz or what?

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle:
Oh, yes!

Willard:
And Mama says it doesn't matter
If you're a kind or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down


Mama makes a lot of sense
If you know how to listen
She is clear and concise
Daddy says, "I love her son,
But she's got marbles missin'
But I say, "Hey! It's free advice,
What do you expect at that price?"

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle:
Mama says

Willard:
What you believe in is all you really own
And I believe that she's right

Jeter, Garvin & Bickle:
Mama says

Willard:
If you've got doubts, well then boy you're not alone
Just means you're ready to fight


And Mama says it doesn't matter
If you're a king or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down, down, down, down

The Guys take turn with the next couple lines


You can turn up the heat
You can turn up the road
You can carry a beat
You can carry a load
You can throw a fit
You can throw a punch
You can bring up a child

Ren:
You can bring up your lunch!

A One, Two, Three

All:
And Mama says it doesn't matter

Willard:
If you drive a hard bargain or drive around town

All:
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down!

Willard:
I thought of one more thing...


Mama says
Don't buy a chandelier unless you've got a ceiling
I don't know what that's about
Mama says
Don't chew on tin foil unless you like that feeling
Somehow she figured that out

Willard, Garvin, Lyle & Jeter:
And Mama says
It doesn't matter
If you're a kind or you're a clown
Once you drive up a mountain

Willard
Remember, boy
Everyone's countin' on you

All:
Once you drive up a mountain
You can't back down!

Willard:
That's my Mama!

[Thanks to Karen, David Peek for corrections]
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