Ireland

Ireland

Hey Mama

Story Behind The Song

The song is part of a concept album called "The Life of Rosemary Ellis." In this song, Rosemary tells her mother about the amazing sights and sounds of the city. This is crystallized in the song's hook "hey Mama there dancing in the streets."

Song Description

The song is part of a concept album called "The Life of Rosemary Ellis." In this song, Rosemary tells her mother about the amazing sights and sounds of the city. This is crystallized in the song's hook "hey Mama there dancing in the streets."

Song Length 3:58 Genre Pop - Easy Listening, Pop - General
Mood In High Spirits, Joyful Subject Celebration, Mother
Similar Artists Natalie Merchant, Maggie Rogers Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Hey Mama I made it to the city
Just a backpack in the corner of the 414
The nights alive and oh so pretty
You know the city never sleeps

Sweet Mama been walking through the city
On the Westside where pavement and brownstones meet
Streets alive and oh so busy
So many people you could meet

Hey Mama they're dancing in the streets
So much color and life I swear you won't believe
Hey Mama I wish that you could see me
Hey Mama they're dancing in the streets

Dear Mama I made a new friend
Just so happens we like the same man
He moved in and pays half of the rent
Things are much better than I planned

Hey Mama they're dancing in the streets
So much color and life I swear you won't believe
Hey Mama I wish that you could see me
Hey Mama they're dancing in the streets

Hold me closer, Hold me close
Hold me closer, Dance with me

Hey Mama they're dancing in the streets
So much color and life I swear you won't believe
Hey Mama I wish that you could see me
Hey Mama they're dancing in the streets

Hey Mama Hey Mama Hey Mama Mama Mama Hey Mama Hey Mama Maaaaa...

Hey Mama I'm Dancing in the streets

Lyrics Ireland Casteel, Phillip Casteel Music Ireland Casteel
Producer Grant Thompson Performance Ireland

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