Mother's Day

24 Mother’s Day Song Lyrics To Send Your Mom This Year

From the Backstreet Boys to Kacey Musgraves.

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24 Song Lyrics Perfect For Your Mother's Day Instagram Captions
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Sunday, May 14 is Mother's Day, which means it's time for you to stop dodging your mom's calls and start showering her with all the love and attention she deserves. This can be anything from buying her something new to customizing a really special gift. You should also prepare for your social media feeds to be inundated with photos and captions about everyone and their mother – literally. If you're one of the many who will be posting a picture of your built-in bestie, consider using one of the below song lyrics as your Mother’s Day Instagram caption.

There are a lot of songs written about the experience of motherhood, and there are also plenty written simply in honor of mothers. Instead of using a generic caption that says something like, "I love you, Mom" or "My mom is better than yours,”, try making your caption a little bit more unique to you. Music just so happens to be one of those things that can speak volumes, especially when the song is meaningful and ties back to a shared experience between you and your mom. Plus, it’s fun to see if any of your friends and followers will catch on to what song you're referencing.

Read on for the best song lyrics from your favorite hitmakers about moms to up your caption game on Mother’s Day. Or, ya know, you could also just send these lyrics to mom via a card — up to you.


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"Mamma mia, does it show again. My my, just how much I’ve missed you.” — “Mamma Mia” by ABBA

There isn’t anything more iconic than the mother-daughter duo that is “Mamma Mia.” If you haven’t seen your mom for a bit, throw this caption on your Instagram Mother’s Day tribute.


"Dear mama, don't you know I love you? Dear mama, place no one above you." - "Dear Mama" by Tupac

Tupac publicly shared his love and gratitude towards his mom in the song "Dear Mama." It might be a few years old, but the lyrics are a great way to let your mom know that even if things were tough, you still appreciate everything she's done for you.


“Wish we didn't live so far from each other. I'm just sitting here, thinking 'bout the time that's slipping. And missing my mother." - "Mother" by Kacey Musgraves

If you can’t be with your mom this Mother’s Day, this caption is more than appropriate for your next pic.


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"You showed me when I was young just how to grow; You showed me everything that I should know; You showed me, just how to walk without your hands; 'Cause mom you always were the perfect fan." - "The Perfect Fan" by Backstreet Boys

OK, so Backstreet Boys might not seem like the most poetic lyricists, but their song "Perfect Fan" is a great dedication to their mothers. The lyrics from the chorus also happen to make a great Instagram caption.


"I only love my bed and my mama, I'm sorry." - "God's Plan" by Drake

Drake lyrics always make for the best Instagram captions, and this line is no exception.


"So, mother, I thank you, for all you've done and still do; You got me, I got you, together we always pull through." - "Oh Mother" by Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera may be more well-known for her upbeat, empowering tunes, but her song "Oh Mother" is just plain sweet. The lyrics couldn’t be more on point with this one.


"You taught me everything; Everything you've given me I'll always keep it inside; You're the driving force in my life." - "A Song For Mama" by Boyz II Men

Apparently '90s musicians really loved to dedicate songs to their moms. This one from Boyz II Men is awesome, and the lyrics fit the holiday perfectly.


"So I will keep you, day and night, here until the day I die. I'll be living one life for the two of us." - “Two Of Us” by Louis Tomlinson

A few years after Louis Tomlinson’s mother passed away in 2016, he wrote and performed this song in tribute to her. If your mother has passed, this is an extraordinarily beautiful lyric to express just how much you miss your mom.


"She used to be my only enemy and never let me be free; Catching me in places that I knew I shouldn't be; Every other day I crossed the line; I didn't mean to be so bad; I never thought you would become the friend I never had." - "Mama" by The Spice Girls

Spice Girls also got in on the Mother’s Day action with "Mama," which is full of great lyrics that are perfect for Instagram captions. This line is especially fitting if you and your mom fought a lot when you were younger and are closer now.


"You taught me strength, and you gave me guidance. Whenever faith was lost you were there to find it." - "Mother" by Ashanti

A mom is there to pick you up when you fall down and is always around with a shoulder to cry on — that’s exactly what Ashanti captured here. This one’s a little deeper, but nonetheless a strong contender.


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"I know you were on my side even when I was wrong; And I love you for giving me your eyes, staying back, and watching me shine." - "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's song "The Best Day" is a gorgeous ode to parents watching their children growing up. TBH, it's hard to decide on just a few lines for an Instagram caption with Tay’s genius songwriting.


"You can't lose me. Bet your life I am here, and I will always be. Just a wish away. Wherever you go, no matter how far, my love is where you are." -"You Can't Lose Me" by Faith Hill

Is there really any way to repay your mom for everything she has done for you?


"I admire you for the strength you've instilled in me." - "Turn To You" by Justin Bieber

Keep it simple with this line from Justin Bieber's "Turn To You," a song dedicated to his single mom who raised him even in struggling times.


"You might have a mom, she might be the bomb, but ain't nobody got a mom like mine." - "Mom" by Meghan Trainor

Or you could go for something a little more straight to the point like this lyric from Meghan Trainor’s bop. Hey, this still gets the job done in a fun way.


"You've given me everything that I will need to make it through this crazy thing called life." - "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood

This is basically the perfect line to describe motherhood.


"The only thing I ever had was you, it's true; And even when the times got hard you were there to let us know that we'd get through." - "Thank You Mom" by Good Charlotte

This Good Charlotte song is really sentimental, so if you want to go that route, use this for your caption inspiration.


"You taught me to run, you taught me to fly, helped me to free the me inside." - "Music Of My Heart" by Gloria Estefan and *NSYNC

You can’t go wrong with lyrics from this *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan collab.


"And if it's a funny old world, mama, where a little boy's wishes come true, well I got a few in my pocket and a special one just for you." - “The Wish” by Bruce Springsteen

To celebrate Mother’s Day, use this sweet lyric by the iconic Bruce Springsteen on your Instagram post.


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“For all the mothers fighting for better days to come and all my women, all my women sitting here trying to come home before the sun. And all my sisters coming together say yes I will, yes I can!"- "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys

The love a mother has for their children is undeniable, and this lyric will perfectly express how grateful you are.


"She's the sky that holds the clouds. She's the lady of the house, a blind believer in all I dare to be.” -"Mother Like Mine" by The Band Perry

A mom is a legit superhero — what would your household be without her?


"Where you lead, I will follow anywhere that you tell me to. If you need, you need me to be with you, I will follow where you lead.” - “Where You Lead” by Carole King

This beautiful song by Carole King is part of her Welcome To My Living Room album and offers major caption ideas.


“Always know that you've got a daughter that's so, so proud you took the high road.” - “Ring Off” by Beyoncé

Though Beyoncé probably couldn’t express how much she loves her mom in just one song, “Ring Off” sure is a start.


“All she has given / All I have taken / All is forgiven / All is forsaken.” - “My Mother & I” by Lucy Dacus

If this line doesn’t make you want to call your mom right now, IDK what will.


“My coat of many colors / That my momma made for me / Made only from rags / But I wore it so proudly / Although we had no money / I was rich as I could be.” - “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton

Leave it to Dolly Parton to write a beautiful and emotional tribute to her mother.

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