Treat Yo Mama – John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio are an Australian roots and jam band led by, and named after, guitarist and vocalist John Butler, an APRA and ARIA-award winning musician. His recordings and live...

John Butler Trio are an Australian roots and jam band led by, and named after, guitarist and vocalist John Butler, an APRA and ARIA-award winning musician. His recordings and live performances have met with critical praise and have garnered several awards.

Apart from their great musical skills, the JBT is well know for their political activism. Butler is an advocate of peace, environmental protection, and global harmony. He has supported The Wilderness Society and the Save Ningaloo Reef campaign.

The song we would like to present to you makes no exception: “Treat Yo Mama” included in their third studio album “Sunrise Over Sea”.

Lyrics barely need a commentary: Mama is the Earth. All the rest is quite self-explanatory.

Take a look:

Don’t call me hippy cause the way that I look,
Cause I got a recipe and you know I can cook
And I come forth with only good intent,
You know I am Heaven bound but I’m surely hell bent
On getting the job done like I know I should,
Get the job done like my momma told me to.
Only one thing can remember she said,
You gotta earn all of your respect.And I don’t care what race or what colour or what creed
All that shit don’t bother me,
Only one thing that you should not forget,
You gotta treat you mama with respectAnd I don’t care what fashion the styling of yo hair,
I don’t care about the car or the clothes you do wear.
Only one thing that you should not forget,
You gotta treat yo mama with respect.I got a couple of friends up in a tree in North-Cliff
You know they’re doing their partYou know they’re doing their bit.
Trying to save our Mother from all this greed
You know they know what she wants,
You know they know what she needs.
I got a couple of Sista’s in South Australia,
Stopping the Uranium from coming up,
Oh yeah man you know they know what she need.

They’re stopping all of that Government Corporate Greed!

 

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Marco Principia

Born in Rome, his beloved city. Graduated with honors in Political Science and International Relations at Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”. Expert of current affairs and United Nations. Recently attended a course in Humanitarian Emergency at INTERSOS. Currently employed at CIES – ONLUS in the Coordination and Organization Office for Interpreting and Translation Service for Territorial Commissions for the Recognition of International Protection.
Huge fan of A.S. Roma.

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