Oh mama we'd sail away Doing cartwheels on the front lawn everyday And you'd sing "Here Comes The Sun" Then we'd dance together I thought it would last forever
I see my life fly on by Like a soldier in the rain With a shining road ahead of me For once in my life I want to be happy Stop running from my memories Being on the road sets me free... but sometimes
I want to come back home I want to hear your voice say to me Be yourself, 'cause that's all that matters baby
Oh mama you'd carry me away On the rooftops and in the high trees That's where I used to dream I'd close my eyes and hear you sing "Blackbird in the dead of night"
I see your life fly on by Mama don't you be afraid Look at all the love that you have made Oh mama you want us to forgive you But you did nothing wrong You followed your road for so long...that sometimes
You want to come back home You want it all to be the way it was Shaynamaidala, doing cartwheels on the lawn
All the planes are out tonight I see them flying, lighting up the sky
Writer/s: V. SHEPARD
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.