Mother Mother - Kept Down Lyrics



If I could talk to all the children in the clouds,
The ones who couldn't help but take it lying down,
I'd say, despite your fate, you made your papa proud.
There's just some things a guy like that can't say out loud.
Oh, your mama, well she just didn't know how.
A thousand years of being told to shut her mouth
And kept down, down,
Down, down
Kept down, down,
Down, down.

If I could steal away the outcast of the class
I'd break him out of there and take him to the tracks
We'd bet all of it on the horse with a broke back
We'd watch it win while all the stallions came in last.
Oh, boy, you see
Your odds ain't all that bad.
Slim to none, but not so slim you've got to slip between the cracks.
So come back, come back.

Pretty girl. Wicked one. Caught your curse. Cut out your tongue.
Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh

One by one we let 'em burn off with the sun
Can only hope they're somewhere finally having some fun,
Being young.




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Mother Mother Kept Down Comments
  1. BarbieMWUAH

    is this about boy and girl that are both outcasts committing suicide together?]
    PLEASE EXPLAIN!!

    Lou

    I believe it was inspired by the suicide of Amanda Todd.

  2. Hannah Houle

    This needs a music video PLEASE

  3. Daisy Blueeyedboy

    This left me feeling so unsettled but it was beautiful

  4. chornb

    This song is really soothing to me? It's just a song helps me calm down for some reason and I find that amazing because only several songs do that for me so props to this song

    chornb

    I found myself singing this out loud in class and my friend asking me if I knew i was doing it shshjsfjjf

  5. Sheeepy

    this is my favorite song from this album. . . ah, who am i kiddin. i love em all.

  6. MonsterMarionMomsen1

    If I could talk to all the children in the clouds,
    The ones who couldn't help but take it lying down,
    I'd say, despite your fate, you made your papa proud.
    There's just some things a guy like that can't say out loud.
    Oh, your mama, well she just didn't know how.
    A thousand years of being told to shut her mouth
    And kept down, down,
    Down, down
    Kept down, down,
    Down, down.

    If I could steal away the outcast of the class
    I'd break him out of there and take him to the tracks
    We'd bet all of it on the horse with a broke back
    We'd watch it win while all the stallions came in last.
    Oh, boy, you see
    Your odds ain't all that bad.
    Slim to none, but not so slim you've got to slip between the cracks.
    So come back, come back.

    Pretty girl. Wicked one. Caught your curse. Cut out your tongue.
    Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh

    One by one we let 'em burn off with the sun
    Can only hope they're somewhere finally having some fun,
    Being young.

  7. Praline

    This song is really sad when you find out its meaning.

    Praline

    Pretty sure it's about suicide.

    Aaron Brummet

    Particularly by bullied children. To me it's almost certainly their saddest song.

    Husky In A Hoodie

    It was dedicated to Amanda Todd

  8. yuhuh

    i love this song with all of my being

  9. Angel Tempestt

    How does this have only 67 likes? Amazing song!

  10. Ángela García Fernández

    If you ever come to spain i'll cry! I love you and your music and I need to see you live before i die

  11. SGQc

    I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!

  12. ginny elaine

    i like the acoustic better but this is really nice

  13. arthur kirkland

    This sounds like a gorillaz song js

    el C

    arthur kirkland not really