Mother Knows Best

Mother Knows Best is a song from the movie Tangled. It is sung by Mother Gothel and Rapunzel and perfomed by Donna Murphy and Mandy Moore.

Mother Knows Best Lyrics

Mother Gothel:
You want to go outside? Ugh, why, Rapunzel!

Look at you, as fragile as a flower
Still a little sapling, just a sprout
You know why we stay up in this tower

Rapunzel:
I know, but--

Mother Gothel:
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

Rapunzel:
But-—

Mother Gothel:
Shh! Trust me, pet
Mother knows best

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

Ruffian, thugs
Poison ivy, quicksand
Cannibals and snakes
The plague!
Rapunzel: No!
Mother Gothel: Yes!
Rapunzel: But--

Mother Gothel:
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

(Extended version)
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, under-dressed
Immature, clumsy
Please, they’ll eat you up alive!

Gullible, naive
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

Rapunzel?

Rapunzel:
Yes?

Mother Gothel:
Don’t ever ask to leave this tower again.

Rapunzel:
Yes, Mother.

Mother Gothel:
I love you very much, dear.

Rapunzel:
I love you more.

Mother Gothel:
I love you most.

Don’t forget it
You’ll regret it
Mother knows best!

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