WHY DIDN'T MY MOTHER TELL ME
Writer: Melanie Safka
Copyright 1968 Amelanie Music
Released as a single in 1968 by Columbia Records 4.44524

Why didn't my mother tell me
Why didn't my mother say
Why didn't my mother tell me
All the things I should've known today
All the things I wish I knew today

It's another goodbye for me
Well he can't find the key for my shell
He tried to get in
But he don't know the way
And I can't tell him how

Mother failed to say what I wish I knew right now
'Cause I want to be loved like anyone else
I want to know if it feels like they tell
But I get in the way of the people who try
I would call for my mother but she died

Why didn't my mother tell me
Why didn't my mother say
Why didn't my mother tell me
Why didn't my mother say

Why didn't my mother tell me
Why didn't my mother say
Why didn't my mother tell me
All the things I wish I knew today
All the things I should've known
So many things I've never done
'Cause of all the things I should've know today

Why didn't my mother say
Why didn't my mother tell me
Why didn't my mother say