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Joanne Album Cover
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Josh Tillman
Lady Gaga
Emile Haynie
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
Emile Haynie
Lady Gaga
BloodPop®
Length 4:15

Joanne track listing

"Come To Mama" is a song by Lady Gaga made for her fifth studio album, Joanne. The song was written by Gaga, with co-writing credits from Josh Tilman and Emile Hayne. Production was handled by Gaga, Haynie Mark Ronson and BloodPop. Partial lyrics were first released by Gaga in a tweet in response to a fan tattoo.

Writing

Come to Mama is about two people loving one another, and, how in troubled times, love can help people overcome the hardships of life and what it means to move foward and build a future.

Performances

Calendar Dates Microphone-icon Location Building City Globe-green
2016
Nov 7 Hillary Clinton‘s Final Rally Raleigh, NC Us

Tour Dates Performances

Lyrics

Verse 1:

Everybody's got to love each other
Stop throwin' stones at your sisters and your brothers
Man, it wasn't that long ago we were all living in the jungle
So why do we gotta put each other down
When there's more than enough love to g-g-go around?

Chorus:

Come to mama
Tell me who hurt ya
There's gonna be no future
If we don't figure this out

Verse 2:

Dude in a lab coat and a man of God
(Come onto mama, come on, mama)
Fought over prisms and a forty-day flood
(Come onto mama, come on, mama)

Well, I say rainbows did more than they've ever done
So why do we gotta fight over ideas?
We're talkin' the same old shit after all of these years

Chorus 2:

Come to mama
Tell me who hurt ya
There's gonna be no future
If we don't figure this out

Oh, come tomorrow
Who are you gonna follow?
There's gonna be no future
If we don't figure this out

Verse 3:

Psychic guru catches minnows in the harbor
(Come onto mama, come on, mama)
Everyone tells him he should work a little harder
(Come onto mama, come on, mama)

(spoken line: Hey, man, get to work, catch up!)
They all tell you that freedom must be bought
But, baby, he's already caught them
So why do we gotta tell each other how to live?
The only prisons that exist are ones we put each other in

(Repeat Chorus 2)

Outro:

Come to mama (Come onto me)
Come on mama
Come on mama
Come on mama

'Cause I wanna be there
I wanna be there for you
I wanna be there
Why do we gotta tell each other how to live?

The only prisons that exist are ones we put each other in
Why do we gotta tell each other how to live?
Look what that rainbow did

Credits

Written by Josh Tillman, Lady Gaga and Emile Haynie
Produced by Mark Ronson, Emile Haynie, Lady Gaga and BloodPop®
Recorded by Joshua Blair and assisted by David "Squirrel" Covell at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, CA Us
Joshua Blair and assisted by Barry McCready at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Ken Lewis & Brent Kolatalo at Sol Studios, Playas Ec
Mixed by Tom Elmhirst and assisted by Joe Visciano, Brandon Bost at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Mastered by Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants Mark Ronson — Bass, Guitar
Lady Gaga — Piano, Backing Vocals
Emile Haynie — Drums, Additional synths
BloodPop® — Synthesizer Programming for GenPop Corp.
James King — Baritone, Tenor, and Alto Saxes
Ken Lewis — Drums
Brent Kolatalo — Drums
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Imagem CV/Songs Of Zelig (BMI) (Songs Of Zelig administered worldwide by Imagem CV)
  • Total Entertainment Forever
  • Heavycrate Music (ASCAP)

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