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Mama Said

This song is by Metallica and appears on the album Load (1996).

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Mama Said
Mama, she has taught me well
Told me when I was young
"Son, your life's an open book
Don't close it 'fore its done
The brightest flame burns quickest."
That's what I heard her say
A son's heart's sewed to mother
But I must find my way

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama, let my heart go
Or let this heart be still
Yeah, still

Rebel, my new last name
Wild blood in my veins
Apron strings around my neck
The mark that still remains
I left home at an early age
Of what I heard was wrong
I never asked forgiveness
But what I said is done

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama, let my heart go
Or let this heart be still

Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
That I'll take to my grave

Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
That I'll take to my grave

So let this heart be still

Mama, now I'm coming home
I'm not all you wished of me
But a mother's love for her son
Unspoken, help me be
Yeah, I took your love for granted
And all the things you said to me, yeah, yeah
I need your arms to welcome me
But a cold stone's all I see

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama, let my heart go
Or let this heart be still

Let my heart go
Mama, let my heart go
You never let my heart go
So let this heart be still
Oh-whoa

Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
That I'll take to my grave

Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
That I'll take to my grave

So let this heart be still

Credits

Music by:

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich

Lyrics by:

James Hetfield

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