The Rolling Stones - Mother’s Little Helper Lyrics

Credits
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
release date: 1966-4-15
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Pop Rock/Garage Rock/Rhythm & Blues
length: 2:40
Lyrics
What a drag it is getting old
"Kids are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill
There's a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day

"Things are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Cooking fresh food for a husband's just a drag
So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak
And goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day

Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old

"Men just aren't the same today"
I hear ev'ry mother say
They just don't appreciate that you get tired
They're so hard to satisfy, You can tranquilize your mind
So go running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And four help you through the night, help to minimize your plight

Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old

"Life's just much too hard today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
The pusuit of happiness just seems a bore
And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose
No more running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mother’s Little Helper
  • 2 Stupid Girl
  • 3 Lady Jane
  • 4 Under My Thumb
  • 5 Doncha Bother Me
  • 6 Goin’ Home
  • 7 Flight 505
  • 8 High and Dry
  • 9 Out of Time
  • 10 It’s Not Easy
  • 11 I Am Waiting
  • 12 Take It or Leave It
  • 13 Think
  • 14 What to Do