You want to go outside? 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

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

But —

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

Ruffians, thugs
Poison ivy, quicksand
Cannibals and snakes
The plague

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

Mother knows best
Take it from your mumsy
On your own, you won’t survive

Sloppy, underdressed
Immature, clumsy
Please, they’ll eat you up alive

Gullible, naÎve
Positively grubby
Ditzy and a bit, well, hmm vague

Plus, I believe
Gettin’ kinda chubby
I’m just saying cause I love you

Mother understands
Mother’s here to help you
All I have is one request


[RAPUNZEL, spoken]

Don’t ever ask to leave this tower again

[RAPUNZEL, spoken]
Yes, Mother

I love you very much, dear

[RAPUNZEL, spoken]
I love you more

I love you most

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