Mother's Little Helper

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA, December 1965
First US release: Single, June 1966

Performed onstage: 1966

 

 

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
12-string electric guitar: Keith Richards 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
 

What a drag it is getting old

"Kids are different today", I hear every 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 every 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 2 help her on her way, get her through her busy day

Doctor please some more of these
Outside the door, she took 4 more
What a drag it is getting old

"Men just aren't the same today", I hear every 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 4 help you through the night, help to minimize your plight"

"Life's just much too hard today", I hear every mother say
The pursuit 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

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