Who Sang Mama Said? Metallica

Metallica Load cover art

Some other versions of "Mama Said"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Scott Garrett, Gary Lee, Dean Ortega, Patrick Sugg
release date: 1996-6-1
genres: Rock Non-Music
styles: Alternative Rock/Country Rock/Hard Rock/Arena Rock/Heavy Metal/Interview
length: 5:20
producer: Lars Ulrich, Bob Rock and James Hetfield
mixer: Randy Staub
engineer: Brian Dobbs
recording engineer: Randy Staub
additional mixer: Mike Fraser
editor: Paul DeCarli
assistant mixer: Matt Curry
assistant engineer: Jason Goldstein
assistant editor: Chris Vrenna and Mike Gillies
assistant recording engineer: Brian Dobbs and Kent Matcke
additional mixer assistant mixer: Mike Rew
bass: Jason Newsted
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
Mama she has taught me well
Told me when I was young
"Son your life's an open book
Don't close it 'fore its done"

"The brightest flame burns quickest"
That's what I heard her say
A son's heart's owed to mother
But I must find my way

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama, let my heart go
Or let this heart be still
Yeah, still

Rebel, my new last name
Wild blood in my veins
Apron strings around my neck

The mark that still remains
Left home at an early age
Of what I heard was wrong
I never asked forgiveness
But what is said is done

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama, let my heart go
Or let this heart be still

Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness that I'll take to my grave
Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness that I'll take to my grave
So let this heart be still

Mama, now I'm coming home
I'm not all you wished of me
A mother's love for her son
Unspoken, and maybe
Yeah, I took your love for granted
And all the things you said to me
I need your arms to welcome me
But, a cold stone's all I see

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama, let my heart go
Or let this heart be still
Let my heart go
Mama, let my heart go

You never let my heart go
So let this heart be still

Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness that I'll take to my grave
Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness that I'll take to my grave

So let this heart be still



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ain’t My Bitch
  • 2 2 X 4
  • 3 The House Jack Built
  • 4 Until It Sleeps
  • 5 King Nothing
  • 6 Hero of the Day
  • 7 Bleeding Me
  • 8 Cure
  • 9 Poor Twisted Me
  • 10 Wasting My Hate
  • 11 Mama Said
  • 12 Thorn Within
  • 13 Ronnie
  • 14 The Outlaw Torn

  • Album Information
    label: Sony Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988009800028
    script: Latin