"Mama" by The Spice Girls, Stannard and Rowe

(4/4 time. 8 bar intro)

She used to be my only enemy

And never let me be free 
Catching me in places

That I knew I shouldn't be.
Every other day I crossed the line 
I didn't mean to be so bad 
I never thought you would 
Become the friend I never had.

 

Back then I didn't know why 
Why you were misunderstood  
So now I see through your eyes 
All that you did was love. 

Mama I love you, Mama I care 
Mama I love you, Mama my friend 
You're my friend 

(8 bar interlude)

I didn't want to hear it then

But I'm not ashamed to say it now 
Every little thing you said and did

Was right for me

 
I had a lot of time to think about 
'Bout the way I used to be 
Never had a sense of my responsibility

 

Back then I didn't know why 
Why you were misunderstood 
So now I see through your eyes 
All that you did was love 

Mama I love you, Mama I care 

Mama I love you, Mama my friend 

Mama I love you, Mama I care 

Mama I love you, Mama my friend 

You're my friend