Janis Joplin Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

Tell Mama Lyrics

from 18 Essential Songs

"Tell Mama" is track #12 on the album 18 Essential Songs. It was written by Daniel, Marcus Lewis/carter, Clarence George / Terrell, Wilbur.
Edit
"Tell Mama" is track #12 on the album 18 Essential Songs. It was written by Daniel, Marcus Lewis/carter, Clarence George / Terrell, Wilbur.
For Example...
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You For Your Submission
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.
  • Play Video
  • Correct
  • Print

Tell Mama Submit Correct Lyrics

Submit Corrections Cancel

Yeah, yeah
Woah, yeah

You thought you had found yourself a good girl
One who would love you and give you the world
Now you find baby you've been misused
Come to me honey, I'll do what you choose

I want you to, well tell mama
Well all about it, well tell mama
What you need, tell your mama babe
What you want, tell your mama babe

What you need, what you want
What you need, what you want
And I'll make everything alright

Girl you had cheated and have no sense, babe
Wasn't worth all the time that you spent
Same man he throwed you outdoors
I just heard that he quartered your clothes, hey

Well, tell mama
All about it, tell mama
What you need, tell your mama babe
What you want, tell your mama babe

What you need, what you want
What you need, what you want
And I'll make everything alright, and I swear

Have cheated and have no sense still
Wasn't worth all the time that you spent
And that same man that throwed you outdoors
I just heard that he torn all your clothes, hey

Well, tell mama
Well all about it, tell mama
What you need, tell your mama babe
What you want, tell your mama babe

What you need, what you want
What you need, what you want
Anything I, I can do
Anything I can do for you babe

Tell mama babe, tell mama babe
Tell mama babe, tell mama babe
Tell mama babe, tell mama babe
Hey

Everybody get lonely, lonely, lonely
Everybody get lonely sometime
Everybody get lonely, lonely, lonely
Everybody get lonely sometime

Everybody gotta cry, cry
Everybody gotta cry
Everybody gotta cry, cry, cry
Everybody gotta cry

Well, I'll tell you, dear
If you're a woman
I can only assume
That you already know what you're looking for, baby

If you ever, if you were lookin', if you were lonely
If you were lookin', or lonely
I know what you're lookin' for
And I figured it out at fourteen years old
And I been lookin' for it every since too

However, if you happen to be a very young man
Preferably a young man, I'll tell you what you need, man
When you wake up an' it doesn't feel right, man
Your head don't feel right, nothin' feels right
I'll tell ya what you need

You need a sweet lovin' mama, babe
Sweet talkin' mama, baby
You need a sweet lovin' mama, babe
You need someone to listen to you

Someone to talk to you
Someone to hear you
Someone to want you
Someone to need you
Someone to use you
Someone to hold you

Want you, talk, listen, hold you, want you, need you
Hold you, need you, want you, need you, hold you
Won't you need me mama, mama, mama, mama baby
Hey now, mama, mama, mama, mama, baby
Lord, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, baby
Hey, mama, mama, mama, mama, babe

Tell mama all about it, tell mama all about it
What you need, what you want
What you need, what you want
Anything I can do
Anything baby I can do for you
Tell your mama, babe

Mama babe
Mama babe
Mama babe

Yeah
An' I'll make everything alright, yeah
Hey

Songwriters
DANIEL, MARCUS LEWIS/CARTER, CLARENCE GEORGE / TERRELL, WILBUR

Published by
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Listen to Janis Joplin Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Music News