Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!
I just discovered the most wonderful thing. It's a children's motivational video that Mr. T put out in 1984.
In the video, he counsels kids on fashion, breakdancing, peer pressure and respecting their elders. Here he is rapping about why you should "Treat Your Mother Right".
"Mother, there is no other
Like Mother, so treat her right
Mother, I always love her
My mother, so treat her right, treat her right
M is for the moan, and the miserable groan
from the pain that she felt when I was born
O is for the oven with it's burnin' heat
where she stood makin' sure I had something to eat
T is for the time that she stayed up at night
and took my temperature when I wasn't feelin' right
H is for the hard earned money she spent
to keep clothes on my back and try to pay da' rent
E is every wrinkle I put on her face
and every worry that I caused when I stayed out late
The last letter R is that she taught me respect
and for the room up in heaven that I know she'll get