John Lennon - Mother Lyrics

Mother, you had me but I never had you
I wanted you, you didn't want me
So I, I just gotta tell you
Goodbye, goodbye

Father, you left me but I never left you
I needed you, you didn't need me
So I, I just gotta tell you
Goodbye, goodbye

Children, don't do what I have done
I couldn't walk and I tried to run
So I, I just gotta tell you
Goodbye, goodbye

Mamma, don't go
Daddy, come home

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  1. Angelica Caylor

    The most honest songwriter ever and the best, in my humble opinion.
    He is screaming that shows his pain about his family.

  2. Devi Meru

    Start the song already

  3. Ze Trator

    Linda canção .lembro da minha infância tempo bom chegar a doer na alma. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤👏👏👏👏👏👏👏😘😘😘😘😘

  4. Pierce Roland C.

    Which song should I do next?
    When you listen to this song it opens your mind and give you a better understanding of John Lennon
    mumma don't go, daddy come home!! I'm sure many can relate.

    God bless John Lennon.💖✌✌

  5. Carlão Nunes

    Beautiful ❤️❤️

  6. TU BEBE


  7. daniel oliveira

    The Gentleman , the Blue postman, of the verses of love, of the sunset of poetry, work, delivering closed letters of imagination! The Love concatenates, all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, of the feelings of the heart! Every heart has the address of the street of love, because the address of love is in the heart of all people! The poetic theme of the winter solstice, presents the palace of the snowflake toys, in the exuberant glacial symphony! Is marsh fire the perfect alibi of spectral advent or is the espectrum the perfect accomplice of the dark and ghostly elucubations of thought? The lumberjack of words causes deforestation in thought, and ecological disharmony of understanding, culminating in the subtraction of spiritual oxygen! The stratum-cumulus is the poetic eraser, of the blotter of the marble painting of the sky of the soul! The champagne from the volcano offers the celebration and the outpouring of the voluptuous and libidinous dance of the tectonic pieces, at the ball of the earth's magma! On the board of philosophical reflection of thoughts, is death the checkmate of life? es, the formula one racer, poetic, drives, fast, in the winding circuit of the cliffs and gorges of the heart of the imagination of thoughts! The Woman is the flower of classical and erudite architecture of poetry, and at the same time, she is a mixture of muse, warrior and mermaid, from the dawns to the moonlight! Who has the promising promises of human consciousness? Who has the promissory notes of human consciousness @@@ ZZZ


    Inter maior do sul

  8. Standard Japanese

    The sun is watching us equally
    We can be happy as well as being down,
    at least on next life or this life.
    The sun is the nature, we are the one of them.

  9. Nahuel Pastor


  10. Tommy Ber

    The instrumental kinda sounds like it would be from Earthbound too, so not only the name could be inspired by this song...

  11. Lampias

    😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 it's okay john.. it's already over

  12. henkka

    *D O U B L E H E L I X*

  13. Paul Shotter

    John Lennon mother great song miss his mother you can hear it in the song very sad voice he lost his mum before he became a beatle

  14. thewhuthut

    Heartbreaking and all too familiar.

  15. Андрей Никитин

    А смог ли Джонни прожить на заработки Советско- Российских рокеров!?

  16. Angelica Luce

    I just had a HUGE realization - John and I were born around the same time and I recently had a memory - it was a little photo of my "nanny" holding a baby - me - in her arms. I was a year old. I had a "worried" look on my face -
    I was pointing a finger at something - out of the picture.
    "Where are they going?". I later found out that "something" was my MOTHER and FATHER leaving me - to go to WAR.
    I didn't know WHY they were going - I just knew it was bad. From that point on I was ALONE. I clung to my dear "nanny" and she saw me through it. All 3 - 4 YEARS of it. But I felt separated from my parents for the WHOLE OF MY LIFE. Something got BROKEN that day - it was my heart.
    That song - John's CALL to his mother - brought it home to me - so clearly - Listen to Dylan's song " ROLL ON JOHN!"

  17. Luis 15


  18. Male Jackson :3

    John ya le estaba afectando la yoko

  19. Diego Segovia


  20. Jonaldo Rodrigues

    Parte de uma história que desperta curiosidade. Linda canção! Não me comprometo com o dia de amanhã. Pois ainda não tenho certeza da sua origem e da existência dele naquele dia.

  21. K C

    Most emotional song EVER!!! ....Long live King John

  22. K C



    Keren lagu mother

  24. Dora Franco


  25. Jillian Kivi

    you know it’s going to be an amazing album when you’re already crying after the first track

  26. Dora Franco

    Esta cancion sin ofender es para todos los que abandonar a sus hijos los rechazan los maldicen por sus preferncas , oro por todos los niños y por la juventud y por los que sus padres los an votado de sus casas y de sus vidas que tristeza que cancion tan bellla y desgarradora me saca las lagrimas hasta ya no poder que en PAZ DESCANSE UNO DE LOS MAS GRANDES DE LA MUSICA DE LOS BEATLES JOHN LENNON MIS ORACIONES PARA SU ALMA DÍOS LO TENGA EN SU REINO MI IDOLO MI BEATLE Y TAMBIEN MIS ORACIONES PARA OTRO GRADE DE MIS BEATLES GEORGE HARRISON LOS AMO FLORES EN SUS TUMBAS GLORIA A DÍOS EN LAS ALTURAS Y EN LA TIERRA PAZ A LOS HOMBRES DE BUENA VOLUNTAD AMÉN BENDICIONES PARA TODO EL MUNDO Y REFLEXIONEN PADRES QUE REPUDIAN Y MALDICEN A SUS HIJOS.... ASI SEA.....AMÉN Y AMÉN 🕊🕊🕊🕊🦋🦋🥀🌹🍁🍀🌲🌱☘🌿⚘🌷🌾🌻🌵🌴🌺🥀🥀🥀🌹🌹🥀🥀❤❤❤💙💙💙✌✌✌💔💔💝💝🖤🖤👣👣🧤🧤💦💦💦💨💨💬🍃🍃🍂🍂🤲🤲🙏🙏🙌🙌

  27. S. Creativeman


  28. Alonso Duarte

    My father was an abusive alcoholic sick fuck. He only cared about his appearance, his cars, his wife, his son his paintings, his wine collections just to name a few. I lived with constant fear of going into my fucking house, fear of saying anything of asking anything. He abused physically, mentally, psychologically, verbally and manipulated me. One day he almost killed my mother and I, that’s when we couldn’t take it anymore and after saving my mom after I almost died we escaped from the house. We went to live at our grandparents house and I became very sad, depressed even. My father wouldn’t care about us and denied the truth complicating our lives even more. But somehow I kept going, fighting, and rebuilding my life. I started listening to music again, more liberty since I couldn’t hear types of music other than stuff my father liked. I became happier. And I’m still going on, he is still denied his actions but I’m still fighting. I want to thank John who went through similar stuff for making this song and his music generally. Thank you John, we will make it

  29. El gato 777

    Pareciera que todos las personas con numerología 6 tienen vidas tristes, pero son artistas natos grade john

  30. A Blast From Your Past

    The World Still LOVES & Misses You ----- John
    02 / 06 / 2020

  31. D Gold

    My father had the same circumstances

  32. Hayden Abraham


  33. Belorizontino da gema


  34. Dora Franco

    Esta cancion me llega tanto a lo mas profundo de mi CORAZON que me hace llorar me recuerda a mi PAPITO QUE EN PAZ DESCANCE DÍOS LO TENGA EN SU REINO MI PAPACITO ...!!!😭😭😭😢😢😢😪😪😪😥😥😔😔😪😪😪🤲🙏🦋🦋🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🥀🌺🌳🍁🍀🌲🥀🌹🌱☘🌿⚘🏵💮🌷🌾🌵🌸💐🌻🌴🌻🌻🌻🥀🥀🌹🌹🌹🌹GOODVAY PAPITO COMO TE EXTRAÑO PORQUE TE FUISTE DE NUNCA TE VOLVETE A VER SOLO ME QUEDAN TUS BELLOS RECUERDOS ....MARTIN CH....!!!😪😪😪😪🥀🥀🌹🌹🌹😪😪😪😭😭😭😢😪😪😔💦💦💦💨💨❤❤❤💙💙💙💝💝💝🤲🙏👋👋🤲🙏

  35. Facundo

    I just gotta tell you, goodbye...


    Pai e mãe nunca abandonam os filhos!

  37. Gabriel Dias Silva

    So um cigano auuuuuuuuu

  38. Gabriel Dias Silva

    Muito boa gostei desde que ouvir a primeira vez 2014

  39. Oscar Valiente


  40. beatles fan

    This song hurts To hear How John's mom died Just when their were getting closer Thank goodness Mimi was a great person And took Care of him 😔💘✌ R.i.p Johnny,mimi,Julia😔

  41. Andressa Alvez

    Musica linda ❤️

  42. Harold Dottin

    For whom the bell toll This song haunted even the Gangster and players in Trinidad. But had no effect on the Low down dirty Bandits.

  43. Luigi Havranik

    Dnes si chlapi važia všetko..

  44. Aqqalu nuka Mathiassen

    my mom left me when i was a kid and my dad died when i was bord i cry everytime i hear this song im 14 now

  45. Braulio peña

    Asta en México

    Música británica 🇬🇧🇲🇽

    Alonso Duarte

    Braulio peña Aquí en Mexico es donde somos los que más escuchamos a los Beatles junto a otros países. 🇲🇽🇬🇧

  46. 박효병

    명곡 감상하다 돌아가신 엄니 생각나 보고 시푸다 우리엄니 사랑합니다 천국에서 잘 계시죠

  47. Cergio Carrillo

    Mi cancion preferida

  48. Susan Howell

    Lou Reed said this is Lennon's only good song. Not certain about that, but the song sure affects me.

  49. nadia bellamy

    Goodby Mum, Goodby Dad ! I miss you, I love you for eternity ! You had me but you left me.

  50. Gugun Gumilar

    Thanks John ..🙏😔

  51. Sarah Carlson

    I'm adopted and instead of feeling this song as painful, I feel he is kind of ridding himself of the weight by singing it and saying "goodbye" I find it liberating that he owns it all, not sad.

  52. Sarah Carlson

    love love love this song forever. So raw. so deep. so human. So original

  53. Juan Alfredo Duarte Guzmán

    I think that would be the speech of a suicidal person who does not feel loved by their parents

  54. Thangagollut Kipgen

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤ fell crying❤❤❤

  55. Elena Montesino González

    This is the saddest song I've ever heard

  56. Cathryn Schultz

    Omg. Saddest song ever.

  57. ghl thh

    Depression like

  58. Jesus Hernandez

    simplemente el puro maestro Jhonn Lennon por siempre.

  59. Angelito Adriano

    Mother im sorry ... forgive me for what i have done to you😭

  60. Karmen Jazbec

    we all miss yu+ou john

  61. Karmen Jazbec

    dad wanted me

  62. Karmen Jazbec

    yes john my mother did not want me

  63. Tec

    if you didt cry... you didn't listen.

  64. Ghooper

    Some artists make songs, just few create emotion.

  65. Marshal Mathers

    Eminem's song headlight has the same beat I felt so

  66. Msprincess102005

    Listening to this song as I grieve the deaths of both my parents during the month of January. 20th will be 30 years for Mother, Dad- 9 years.

    Miss and love them.😪❤

  67. Nella Morra

    I love you John..I cried when you died and I still do

  68. Ulrike Bedey

    Einfach nur traurig!

  69. Luiz

    Painful lyrics...

  70. enriquezapatae

    So sad sond really breaks my heart

  71. richard Bowman

    This is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard. And I've heard many. Lennon has never been better. Nobody has.


    Except Paul

  72. Irfan Lubis

    The most painful song I've ever heard....

  73. ᴀɴᴅʀᴇꜱ


  74. Luke Bell

    Wow, it's 2020 and I'm still discovering the depth of John

  75. Filip Čačić

    I just got the tell you goodbye

  76. Pijjin

    Who’s here from Death Grips?

  77. Reginaldo Andrade

    I think John has stripped down in this song. Deserves our respect, few artists would do that.

  78. Penguin Dood

    I can't believe i never knew the Earthbound series was named after this touching, heart-felt song of suffering. It makes so much sense now. R.I.P. John Lennnon

  79. Luis Clavel Blanco

    His mother just preffered fuck instead of take care of John same that the mexican composer Juan Gabriel. Hard and sad childhoods but if not for that they wouldnt give us those songs.

  80. Ana Solis Amador

    Con todo mi respeto para todos los k tenga su religión o no. Es mi opinión personal

  81. Ana Solis Amador

    Mi sueño k nunca voy a poder cumplir es ir a Israel x donde caminó Jesús nuestro Salvador

  82. Angelito Adriano

    I remember back in 1989 before christmas eve my mother was crying. I asked her why.. she's crying because our dish for the night is only fried dried fish... while other families enjoy better meal... I just shared the sad moment because i now see how important mothers are in our lives..

  83. Julie Van Berkel

    He loved Sean far more than he ever did Julian.

  84. Pineapple

    4:55 that's haunting the way that belt sounded, unlike all the other screams it suddenly cuts off with a quiet little whiny sound and it's emotionally charged to make you say, "God damn!"

  85. Carlos Estima

    Esta musica melancólica tocou-me os sentidos quando a ouvi a primeira vez no Liceu Nacional Diogo Cão em Sá da Bandeira, e até hoje a ouço com precisamente o mesmo sentimento. Intemporal...

  86. ClassyKeeper

    Anybody here from the Simpsons?

  87. tehh onee

    Oh god!

  88. Vaughan Maybury

    Mark David Chapman should hear this song 24/7 until he is no more. Murdering John Lennon took not only a brilliant man's life but stole all of the music he would have gone on to create.

  89. snap xd

    I went to his house in liverpool!

  90. Alex Loomis

    Mother, you had me
    But I never had you
    I wanted you
    But you didn't want me
    I just got to tell you
    Father, you left me
    But I never left you
    I needed you
    But you didn't need me
    I just got to tell
    Children, don't do
    What I have done
    I couldn't walk
    And I tried to run
    I just got to tell you
    Mama don't go
    Daddy come home
    Mama don't go
    Daddy come home
    Mama don't go
    Daddy come home

  91. Gary 65

    So raw it actually hurts.

  92. worthwords420

    Im sorry Baylee for being such reckless father. Im sorry baby 😞

  93. Lissy Deon

    I dedicate this song to both my parents that I lost 2 years ago six months apart , they were both 62. My father died of a sudden heart attack , I still remember that call. My only guidance left was my mother who also passed away six month later, she was battling lupus for 30 years, until my father decided to call her in heaven.

  94. Alex Winkel


    No one:
    Little kids on COD:

  95. Archie Belcourt

    I guess there is one thing I like about yoko, she helped John express him self with what he did best which was music and him doing that made people very happy. Thankyou John and Yoko x