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Lyrics from Movies T – Z

Mother Knows Best

Lyrics from Tangled
Music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Glenn Slater
Performed by Donna Murphy as Mother Gothel

Rapunzel, Mother Gothel

You want to go outside? Why, Rapunzel
Look at you, as fragile as a flower
Still a little sapling, just a sprout
You know why we stay up in this tower
That's right, to keep you safe and sound, dear

Guess I always knew this day was coming
Knew that soon you'd want to leave the nest
Soon, but not yet
Trust me, pet
Mother knows best

Mother knows best
Listen to your mother
It's a scary world out there
Mother knows best
One way or another
Something will go wrong, I swear

Ruffians, thugs, poison ivy, quicksand
Cannibals and snakes, the plague
Also large bugs, men with pointy teeth and -
Stop, no more, you'll just upset me

Mother's right here
Mother will protect you
Darling, here's what I suggest
Skip the drama
Stay with mama
Mother knows best

Mother knows best
Take it from your mumsy
On your own, you won't survive
Sloppy, under-dressed
Immature, clumsy - please!
They'll eat you up alive
Gullible, naive
Positively grubby
Ditzy and a bit, well, hmm...vague
Plus, I believe
Gettin' kinda chubby
I'm just saying cause I wuv you

Mother understands
Mother's here to help you
All I have is one request

Don't forget it
You'll regret it
Mother knows best

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