5 My Mama Said

Written by: (B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus)

Tried to sneak out without saying
with my loudest record playing
ooh, my mama said
look at this, you haven’t done your bed
my mama said
that’s a thing that you should do instead

Yeah, I did what she had told me
dying for my friend to hold me
ooh, my mama said
try and get one thing into your head
my mama said
pa and me, we give you room and bread
how I wanna live my life
wanna live my life
la-la-la, la-la-la, life

In the morning she said, listen
ooh, I felt like in a prison
yeah, my mama said
I know you’ve been out again with Fred
my mama said
don’t you lie, your cheeks are blushing red
oh I wanna live my life
wanna live my life
la-la-la, la-la-la, life

I said, I can’t live without him
how I wish you wouldn’t doubt him
ooh, my mama said
if you want to hurt me go ahead
my mama said
I suppose you’d rather see me dead
oh I wanna live my life
wanna live my life
la-la-la, la-la-la, life

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