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Like My Mother Does
LMMD
Single by Lauren Alaina
From the album Wildflower
Released 25 May 2011
Recorded 2011
Length 4:12
Genre Country
Label 19, Mercury Nashville
Credits
Written By

Nathan Chapman
Liz Rose
Nikki Williams

Produced By Byron Gallimore


"Like My Mother Does" is a country song originally recorded by Kristy Lee Cook. It was also covered by Jesse Lee and Lauren Alaina, who used it as her debut single after participating in American Idol. This song was co-written by Nikki Williams.

BackgroundEdit

"Like My Mother Does" was first recorded by American country artist Kristy Lee Cook from her 2008 album, Why Wait. It was later recorded and released as a single by country music singers Jesse Lee and Lauren Alaina in 2010 and 2011.

Like My Mother Does became the debut single and potential coronation song of American recording artist and American Idol's season 10 runner-up, Lauren Alaina.

It was first performed on May 24, 2011 American Idol final performance show and it was well-received on the show - judge Randy Jackson said "I love how at the end it was the Lauren we grew to love in Nashville", Jennifer Lopez said "It was a tight race, but with that song you may have just won" and Steven Tyler said "America will find it to be true, you're it in my eyes".

After the final performance show, her recording of "Like My Mother Does" was released as a single on May 25, 2011.

Songwriters and ProducersEdit

"Like My Mother Does" was written by Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose and Nikki Williams. Chapman and Rose are very popular country song-writers, and they often work with Taylor Swift. It was produced by Byron Gallimore.

Music VideoEdit

The music video premiered on August 8, 2011 on CMT. The video is set in a country house with Alaina in different rooms singing the song, while different photos and home videos are shown of her growing up. The video goes from when she was little until now, with her mother always by her side. Her mother makes an appearance in the video as well.

Lauren Alaina - Like My Mother Does04:18

Lauren Alaina - Like My Mother Does

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100 50
US Billboard Hot 100 20
US Billboard Country Songs 36

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

People always say

I have a laugh

Like my mother does

Guess that makes sense

She taught me how to smile

When things get rough

I've got her spirit

She's always got my back

When I look at her

I think, I want to be just like that

[Chorus]

When I love I give it all I've got

Like my mother does

When I'm scared, I bow my head and pray

Like my mother does

When I feel weak and unpretty

I know I'm beautiful and strong

Because I see myself like my mother does

[Verse 2]

I never met a stranger

I can talk to anyone

Like my mother does

I let my temper fly

And she can walk away

When she's had enough

She sees everybody

For who they really are

I'm so thankful for her guidance

She helped me get this far

[Chorus]

When I love I give it all I've got

Like my mother does

When I'm scared, I bow my head and pray

Like my mother does

When I feel weak and unpretty

I know I'm beautiful and strong

Because

I see myself like my mother does

[Bridge]

She's a rock

She is grace

She's an angel

She's my heart and soul

She does it all

[Chorus]

When I love I give it all I've got

Like my mother does

When I'm scared, I bow my head and pray

Like my mother does

When I'm weak and unpretty

I know I'm beautiful and strong

Because

I see myself like my mother does

Like my mother does

I hear people saying


I'm starting to look like my mother does

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