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Song: Mother / Oh Mein Papa
Album Join Hands front
#7 Mother / Oh Mein Papa

Album

Join Hands

Track Number

7 of 8

Track Length

3:22

Release

1979

Voice & Piano

Siouxsie

Bass

Steven Severin

Guitar & Saxophone

John McKay

Drums

Kenny Morris

Lyrics

Sioux / Severin / McKay / Morris

Producers:

Nils Stevenson and Mike Stavrou


Mother/Oh Mein Papa is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees for the album Join Hands.


Mother/Oh Mein Papa LyricsEdit

The word you learn to love

That's Mother

They teach you to respect...

Mother

The one who keeps you warm

And shelters you from harm

Watch out she'll stunt your mind

'Til you emulate her kind

Is that Mother?

Downstairs I don't know

If it's the springs in her bed

Or her joints I hear

Creaking overhead

Mother

She'll twist the words you speak

If she thinks you're near escape

Mother

So she clutches at her brood

And sits across its face

She sucks up all its energy

And smothers their last breath

Oh Mother

The thing you grow to hate

The disapproval that you hate

From Mother

Makes you always want to please

Mother

The one who keeps you warm

And shelters you from harm

She'll open up your mind

To make you good and make you kind

Mother

Downstairs I don't know

Why I feel safe in my bed

When I know I'm alone

She must be watching overhead

Mother

She'll kiss and say goodbye

If you want to go away

Mother

So she gathers up her brood

And smiles into their face

She beams down vital energy

She gave us our first breath

Mother

The love you won't forget

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