Mama Said

Album: Lukas Graham (Blue Album) (2014)
Charted: 48 36

Songfacts®:

  • This nostalgic song finds Lukas Graham Forchhammer remembering his childhood in Christinia, Copenhagen. Released as the first single from Lukas Graham, it topped the Danish chart.
  • Lukas Graham Forchhammer recalled on a Genius attribution: "We didn't grow up with too much money, but we always had enough. We had food on the table and beds to sleep in, plenty of second hand clothes. Today's society is a little too caught up on new things."
  • Six children from "Eventyrteatret" (The Fairy Tale Theater) add their voices to the chorus.
  • Forchhammer told ABC Radio he wasn't surprised by the song's success. "You're talking about something as simple as your mom and your dad and your upbringing and in a marginalized neighborhood but still dreaming about bigger things than the average life," he explained. "I think a lot of people in this day and age can relate to that - relate to that dream of breaking out of stereotypes and wanting to escape the possible ghetto that they're from."

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