Mother Knows Best?

So Rick and I went to see Disney's newest movie Tangled a few months ago at the dollar theater with Richard and it was okay.  But Rick has recently purchased the soundtrack to the movie on iTunes and we've been listening to it in the car ... and I have to say ... it's almost getting to the same caliber as Little Mermaid and Lion King.

Take, for instance, this song - Mother Knows Best - sung by the "bad guy" in the movie, Rapunzel's mother.  It's all very tongue-in-cheek of course - but isn't there a bit of every child that kind of wants their mom to listen to this song???  Or am I just being bad...
Mother Knows Best Lyrics - (Donna Murphy)

That's right, to keep you safe and sound, dear
Guess I always knew this day was coming
Knew that soon you'd want to leave the nest
Soon, but not yet
Trust me, pet
Mother knows best

Listen to your mother
It's a scary world out there
Mother knows best
One way or another
Something will go wrong, I swear
Ruffians, thugs
Poison ivy, quicksand
Cannibals and snakes
The plague

Also large bugs
Men with pointy teeth, and
Stop, no more, you'll just upset me
Mother's right here
Mother will protect you
Darling, here's what I suggest
Skip the drama
Stay with mama
Mother knows best

Go ahead, get trampled by a rhino
Go ahead, get mugged and left for dead
Me, I'm just your mother, what do I know?
I only bathed and changed and nursed you
Go ahead and leave me, I deserve it
Let me die alone here, be my guest
When it's too late
You'll see, just wait
Mother knows best

Mother knows best
Take it from your mumsy
On your own, you won't survive
Sloppy, underdressed
Immature, clumsy
Please, they'll eat you up alive
Gullible, naïve
Positively grubby
Ditzy and a bit, well, hmm vague
Plus, I believe
Gettin' kinda chubby
I'm just saying 'cause I wuv you

Mother understands
Mother's here to help you
All I have is one request
Don't ever ask to leave this tower again.

I love you most.
Don't forget it
You'll regret it
Mother knows best


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