Music Monday: Hey Mama

| Inspiration, Life, Music, Wedding Ideas

From the moment I heard this song, I was in love.

First of all, it’s more upbeat than most of Mat Kearney’s previous songs and it has style… I mean it mentions Anthropologie – my favorite! 

Second, his personal style oozes retro, preppy and vintage…also my favorite! He is one of my favorite artists, he is truly talented. This song is about the day Mat met his wife, I’m going to post pics of their wedding later this week, because I’m telling you – it’s gorgeous. I think the reason I like his songs so much is that he writes what is real, and he writes a lot about his life and relationships. 


That’s why today’s song is Hey Mama by Mat Kearney

The lyrics are fun and SO sweet, and the video is super cute too.
One of my favorite lines: 

I met her at anthropology, Purple boots and her golden dreams…

Adorable. See/Listen for yourself.


She don’t know what she wants to be
With all the pictures in the magazines
Holding hands when she’s mad at me
’cause she don’t wanna go, don’t wanna go

I met her at anthropology
Purple boots and her golden dreams
Standing there like a Tennessee queen
Singing don’t look at me, don’t look at me

Singing oh oh
won’t you help me sing this song
Singing ee ee ee
She don’t ever want to go to sleep

Singing hey mama, don’t want no drama
Just a kiss before I leave
Hey lady, don’t say maybe
You’re the one that I can believe

Hey lover, don’t want no other
finger for my ring

Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama

Oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh

I can see it in her Cherokee eyes
Those baby browns and the golden thighs
What you doing for the rest of your life?
Cause you don’t want, don’t wanna go

Singing oh oh
won’t you help me sing this song
Singing ee ee ee
She playing like a mystery

Singing hey mama, don’t want no drama
Just a kiss before I leave
Hey lady, don’t say maybe
You’re the one that I can believe

Hey lover, don’t want no other
finger for my ring

Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama

Oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh

Couldn’t be more opposite
I’m hard to please and you’re hard to get
You’re Mississippi and I’m Oregon
You’re sun tanned and I’m porcelain skinned.

Singing hey mama, don’t want no drama
Just a kiss before I leave
Hey lady, don’t say maybe
You’re the one that I can believe

Hey lover, don’t want no other
finger for my ring

Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama
Hey mama, hey hey mama

Oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh


Ah-dorable.

Instead of buying just this song, I think you should buy the whole album – Young Love.  Better yet, go buy all of his stuff. He’s amazing! 

Have a great Monday! 

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