How to Play the Mother Chords on Your Guitar – A Pink Floyd Song
This article shall show you how to play the chords to the song Mother. The Mother chords used are actually quite basic and uses mostly open chords with a barre chord known in F major. Alongside the Mother chords will be a good meaning to the song Mother and its lyrics.
Just allow me to explain a little about the song first. Mother is taken from the album, “The Wall” created by the band Pink Floyd but actually written by Roger Waters. You could say that the Pink Floyd Mother meaning is all about how mothers raise their children and is not actually about his mother in general. But what it also refers to the wall that was built for Pink or a character like him. The lyrics suggest that ‘mother’ is being too over protective which is disturbing for him. His mother brings him up forcing things that has to be done in life such as the essentials like education and work, getting married etc. He grows up becoming too reliant on his mother hence the lyrics “Mother do you..”and so he becomes a little strange and non independent. He eventually grows up becoming too afraid to go into the outside world as his mother built the wall for him too high. This can be explained as just another brick in the wall.
The song starts off with an acoustic introduction followed but David Gilmour’s soothing voice.
Now, here are the Mother Chords and Pink Floyd Mother lyrics
Mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb?
(G) C G
Mother do you think they’ll like this song?
Mother do you think they’ll try to break my balls?
Mother should I build the wall?
G C G
Mother should I run for president?
G C G
Mother should I trust the government?
Mother will they put me in the fiiirin’ line?
Is it just a waste of time?
Hush now, baby, baby don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama’s gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama’s gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won’t let you fly, but she might let you sing
F C G
Mama’s gonna keep babyyy cozy and warm
Of course Mama’s gonna help buuuiild the wall____
I hope you enjoyed playing and learning the Mother chords to the song. Make sure you play the chords slowly and carefully at first to get the accuracy right and then get the transition right with changing chords. To make this even more fun and interesting why not get hold of the backing track to play against the song. I have done this and it is so much fun. It gives you a great buzz!