Music

Mama Said

Written By Hetfield/Ulrich

Mama, she has taught me well
Told me when I was young
Son, your life's an open book
Don't close it 'fore it's done
The brightest flame burns quickest
That's what I heard her say
A son's heart's owed 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

"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 is 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
I now take to my grave
Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
I now take to my grave
So let this heart be still

Mama, now I'm coming home
I'm not all you wished of me
A mother's love for her son
Unspoken, help me be
I took your love for granted
And all the things you said to me
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

Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
I now take to my grave
Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
I now take to my grave
So let this heart be still

Total Performances

2

First Performed Live

Nov 13, 1996

London, England

Most Recently Performed

Nov 15, 1996

Stockholm, Sweden