In this article lets take a look at how to play the chords to a classic Pink Floyd song called Mother. The chords in Mother are actually quite basic, using mostly open chords with a bar chord known in F major. Alongside the Mother chords will be a good meaning to the song Mother and its lyrics.
Just allow me to explain a little about the song first. Mother is taken from the album, “The Wall” created by the band Pink Floyd but actually written by Roger Waters.
You could say that the Pink Floyd Mother meaning is all about. How mothers raise their children and are not actually about his mother in general. But what it also refers to the wall that was built for Pink or a character like him.
The lyrics suggest that ‘mother’ is being too overprotective which is disturbing for him. His mother brings him up forcing things that have to be done in life. Such as essentials like education and work, getting married, etc.
He grows up becoming too reliant on his mother hence the lyrics “Mother do you..” and so he becomes a little strange and non-independent. He eventually grows up becoming too afraid to go into the outside world. As his mother built the wall for him too high. This can be explained as just another brick in the wall.
The song starts off with an acoustic introduction followed but David Gilmour’s soothing voice.
Now, here are the Mother Chords and Pink Floyd Mother lyrics
Mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb?
(G) C G
Mother do you think they’ll like this song?
Mother do you think they’ll try to break my balls?
Mother, should I build the wall?
G C G
G C G
Mother, should I trust the government?
Mother, will they put me in the firing’ line?
Is it just a waste of time?
Hush now, baby, baby don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama’s gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama’s gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won’t let you fly, but she might let you sing
F C G
Mama’s gonna keep baby cozy and warm
Of course, Mama’s gonna help build the wall____
I hope you enjoyed playing and learning the Mother chords to the song. Make sure you play the chords slowly and carefully. At first to get the accuracy right and then get the transition right with changing chords.
To make this even more fun and interesting. Why not get hold of the backing track to play against the song. I have done this and it is so much fun. It gives you a great buzz!
Mother, should I run for president?
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