The Lyrics to Momsense (to the William Tell Overture) (No, really!)

By popular demand, here are the lyrics to Momsense by Anita Renfroe. (She has a DVD. Order it. Love it. Live it. Really.) Ask, my wonderful readers, and you shall receive. Enjoy. Memorize. There will be a test.

Complete lyrics after the jump! Because? It takes up the entire page. That woman sings a lot of words in a short amount of time. (I guess that means we say a lot in a day.) My respect for her has increased ten-fold.

Anita, I heart you! Be my BFF? Write me back in homeroom!

[Update: The lyrics are from an official source now and are correct, but be cool and if you use them, give credit to Anita Renfroe and send people to her site. She did all the hard work with this amazing video. Not me.]

Written and performed by Anita Renfroe (copyright 2007 Bluebonnet
Hills Music/BMI)
www.anitarenfroe.com

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed
Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget you got to feed the cat
Each Eat your breakfast
The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon
So you must play
Don’t shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside
Don’t play rough
Would you just play fair?
Be polite
Make a friend
Don’t forget to share
Work it out
Wait your turn
Never take a dare
Get along
Don’t make me come down there
Clean your room
Fold your clothes
Put your stuff away
Make your bed
Do it now
Do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn?
Would you like some hay
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone
Get Off the phone
Don’t sit so close
Turn it down
No texting at the table
No more computer time tonight
Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen up
Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home?
Saying thank you, please, excuse me
Makes you welcome everywhere you roam
You’ll appreciate my wisdom
Someday when you’re older and you’re grown
Can’t wait ‘til you have a couple little children of your own
You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly
But right now
I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me
Close your mouth when you chew
Would appreciate
Take a bite
Maybe two
Of the stuff you hate
Use your fork
Do not you burp
Or I’ll set you straight
Eat the food I put upon your plate
Get an A, Get the door
Don’t get smart with me
Get a Grip
Get up here I’ll count to 3
Get a job
Get a life
Get a PhD
Get a dose of…
I don’t care who started it
You’re grounded until your 36
Get your story straight
And tell the truth for once for heaven’s sake
And if all your friends jumped off a cliff
Would you jump too?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times before that
You’re too old to act this way
It must be your father’s DNA
Look at me when I am talking
Stand up straighter when you walk
A place for everything
And everything must be in place
Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about
Oh!
Brush your teeth
Wash your face
Get your PJs on
Get in bed
Get a hug
Say a prayer with Mom
Don’t forget
I love you
**KISS**
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends
You don’t need the reason why
Because
Because
Because
Because
I said so
I said so
I said so
I said so
I’m the Mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
Ta-da

Written and performed by Anita Renfroe (copyright 2007 Bluebonnet
Hills Music/BMI)
www.anitarenfroe.com

[Thanks to those of you who helped where the lyrics were incorrect. I mean, if we are going to recite it daily, we should know it!]

35 Comments

  1. You did NOT! You are so awesome–thanks!

    (And guess what? I posted a link to this a couple of months ago and she ACTUALLY LEFT ME A COMMENT ON MY BLOG.) I was grinning for days.

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  3. i think what she has done is great

  4. I heard it for the first time today, and I was laughing so hard I fell out of my chair! You Rock!!!!!

  5. Thank you Anita! You mare awsome! Please try your talents
    for young grandmoms like me who babysit for my 3 year
    old grandson/or take my 17 year old grandson to explore
    colleges!!!! Thank you Anita and Yahoo.com

  6. Thanks for the lyrics! Very funny stuff!

  7. In consideration of The Great Mofo Delurk today, I am sending this little comment your way. I enjoy reading your blog regularly and look forward to every new post.

  8. Perhaps it’s “Eat your breakfast (The experts tell us)” and “Maybe two (of the things you hate)”. (Still can’t figure out what’s after “Get a Ph-D”) 🙁

  9. This is too much! My mother will die laughing when she gets wind of this. Is there anywhere I can hear &/or watch the whole song?

  10. I listened to a clip on her website and the part after “Get a Ph-D” is “Get a dose” Listened to it a few times and that is what it sounds like

  11. Thanks for doing this 🙂 I think that “Get an egg in the door” Might be “Get an ‘A’, Get the door”?

  12. Thanks so much! yours are the only lyrics I found, saved me the time doing it!

    I think it’s get an A? maybe, not an egg, but I can’t figure out what’s after that – get a door doesn’t really make sense, but that’s what it sounds like.

    MY SON just got it. Get THE Door

    Get an A, get the door!

    I think she says “Get a dose of” and I bet she didn’t have time to say reality.

    I guess you need to get her to clarify the very FEW things you couldn’t get!

  13. Thanks for writing the lyrics down.

    I think this one “Maybe chew Of the stuff you hate” should read “Maybe chew Up the stuff you hate”

    and “Each your breakfast the experts tell us……” should read “Eat your breakfast”.

  14. Updated:
    I fixed the original entry a day or so ago to include the entire song. I didn’t realize it started in the middle. You now have the entire song in the original post here. Thanks to those who saw the original and let me know right away that it started late. I appreciate it!
    ~Jenn

  15. my duagther felt insulted

  16. after i listened 20? times, i realized that someone else must have written them down as well. a few minor differences:
    sayING thank you, please , excuse me (fairly sure)
    take a bite, maybe TWO, of the stuff you hate (fairly sure)
    ON A count to three (makes less sense, but the timing is better… sure sounds like two syllables to me)
    at “dose of reality”, there seems to be a bad cut and splice or some other technical difficulty

  17. oh no, i just wrote in to a mommy blog! i don’t know about my friends, but i’m searching for the nearest cliff. thanks for the fun

  18. Oh thank you!! I was telling my own mother (who is 86 years old and deaf) about this and she was wanting the words. So I sat down to transcribe and decided to do a google search instead. Now I have two other moms to marvel at…

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  20. Virginia Roberts

    Thankyouthankyou thank you. My mom and mom in law don’t do computers and this is a wonderful way to acknowledge them. I also sent the video to my 20 year old son (away at college) to make him aware I wasn’t just saying this stuff to hear myself talk (there’s one Anita forgot–but then again, where would she have put it;she definately hit the highpoints!).

  21. Love it, love it, love it! And every word is sooo true. It’s no wonder she got a standing ovation. I am sending this to every mom and grandma I know. Maybe after hearing this the guys will finally “get it”.

  22. My hats off to this mom! She is awesome. I love this, and it does come close to what we say everyday to our children.

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  24. omg! I can sing this song by heart almost lol. Im only 15 but this song is addicting…also because I hear most of those lyrics almost every day XD. I love you for posting these lyrics! XD

  25. I think this is great!
    I am using it in training.
    Keep going, Anita.

  26. I think some of you are crazy. it is NOT chew up the stuff you hate, it’s MAYBE 2 of the stuff you hate. great song, though.

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  28. thank you!! i posted it. thank you for the lyrics 😉

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  30. Exhilaratingly hilarious video! (But these lyrics you’ve provided were REALLY necessary and appreciated!) I’m sending both links to EVERYONE!

    However, you’re still missing a word–the word “or”–in the line that SHOULD read:

    “Get up here OR I’ll count to three”

    At least that’s the way MY mom always used to use it!

  31. I am a single Mom of twin 3 year old boys, and this song totally foreshadows the years to come! Thanks! 🙂 I am looking forward to this now that you put this into perspective! I await the day they do all of these things, and I am hoping I am married by then and I can say, “go ask your father!” HA HA! So for now I will stick with my original line, “where are your parent’s”! LOL! Thanks for the laughs again, pure genius! Pure Mommyhood! I love it all! 🙂

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  33. I’m sixteen and I love this song. I say alot of this to my brother in failed attempts to keep him out of trouble! 😀

  34. On the next American Idol if there’s a mom on it and there’s a free chiose round, she chould sing this. People would love it. A character in a book I’m writing says these things a lot.

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