Interpretations:Your Mom's Alright
The line "Your ass is grass, and I'm a lawnmower" is from a Quentin Tarantino film (his first) "My Best Friend's Birthday." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 17:16, June 4, 2006
Many possibilities: -The Giants wanted to make a song with a lot of fun ass/grass comparisons and "Your mom's alright" was just a fun refrain they threw in. -The singer is saying that the subject of the song compliments him in many ways, he's a hell of a guy and his mother's nice. -The singer is saying he's the better of the subject in every way (As implied by the initial Ass/Grass comparison) but at least the subject's mother is a lovely lady. -The singer not only insults the subject, but implies he's banged his mom as well. --Hotel Detective 15:33, June 14, 2007
He's talking to himself.
He just this moment realized that his mother isn't so bad. He's been resenting his mother for however long. He's talking to his mother who probably scolded him "you're stupid for making music, why don't you go to college? blah blah blah." Later on he goes to input vaguely key details in his life concerned with his mother.
But now that he's old enough to have kids and think about these things clearly for himself, he realizes that she was trying to do the right thing, she just sucked at it.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 12:52, November 12, 2010
Oftentimes, it seems that lyrics are over-analyzed and I think that's the case here.... a pal goes to a friend's house and encounters his mom. They share a moment and he realizes (perhaps for the first time) that they can actually be friends. Of course, there's also a more prurient (MILF) interpretation.
On a more metaphorical level, the incense/grass combo strongly suggests some herbal adventure, perhaps the encounter occurred while eating sour cream and onion chips in Mom's kitchen after a session.... --Inky 22:02, July 30, 2012