Basia - Oh Mama lyrics

oh mama, trust me
please mama, listen
i know you love me
i know you worry (i do)
but this is my life
can you accept it
i'm not a baby
so let me live it

my rebel-baby
you play with fire
trust my experience
quit your resistance
these times are different
this world can thrill and scare you too
i see the danger
let me protect you

oh mama, help me
don't try to fight me
i need to stumble
i have to falter
do you remember (today, why today?)
you were in my place
i’m your creation
learnt from the master

this independence is overrated (mama, trust me)
nothing to wish for
nothing to rush to
it's so much safer
under the wings of mother's love
that's where i want you
i'd like to be there too

why does it have to be today?