Mamas And The Papas, The - Make Your Own Kind Of Music Lyrics

Nobody can tell ya
There's only one song worth singin'
They may try and sell ya
'Cause it hangs them up
To see someone like you

But you've gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Make your own kind of music
Even if nobody else sings along

You're gonna be nowhere,
The loneliest kind of lonely
It may be rough goin'
Just to do your thing
The hardest thing to do

But you've gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Make your own kind of music
Even if nobody else sings along

So if you cannot take my hand
And if you must be goin'
I will understand

You gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Make your own kind of music
Even if nobody else sings along

[Fading out:]
You gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song,
Make your own kind of music even if nobody
Else sings along.

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Mamas And The Papas, The Make Your Own Kind Of Music Comments
  1. Robert Ward

    she had such a beautiful voice, could only imagine what she still would have brought us.... god bless you cass.

  2. TrendyFunAndGames

    Still immortalised by the hatch in LOST

  3. Jeremy Boronka


  4. dinah schanz

    Cass Elliot. Proof that beauty comes in all kinds of packages.

  5. Jason Carpp

    Awesome song!

  6. Senor kevin Ricardo lopez

    Beautiful Song i like that.

  7. Chris Maynard

    Much prefer this version to the Paloma Faith one?

  8. Jesus López

    lost brought me here

  9. MrMafalda72

    That Song was a Solo Song of Mama Cass. Not of the Group!!!

  10. gary campbell

    Never be another voice like this ever again

  11. Robert Cavalier

    My older Sister -- Cecilia Ann Cavalier: 1953 - 2009 -- LOVED this tune! I loved her too. * Cav *

  12. lechatbotte

    It’s class singing lead but there are other voices accompanying her.

  13. TrueCableman

    Indeed i came know this song just watching Lost!

  14. Ausencio Historia

    what did the snowman say to the other

  15. Charlie ykj

    Sue heck deserved it

  16. Gerard Kelleher

    this lady had so much talent ! we need to keep her memory alive .
    thank you for your music x x x x

  17. Piede85 Gameplay


  18. Christian Minecraft Server 4 Homeschoolers

    This song brings back memories, doesn't it bruthra?

  19. Kelly Doub

    There will never be this kind of music again, sad : (

  20. George Vreeland Hill

    A Cass song.

  21. suiciniv


  22. Josh Beal

    This is just Mama Cass - not Mams & Paps

  23. Charles Spiritualité

    Nobody can tell ya;
    There's only one song worth singin',
    They may try and sell ya,
    'Cause it hangs them up to see someone like you.

    But you've gotta make your own music
    Sing your own special song,
    Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along.

    You're gonna be knowing
    The loneliest kind of lonely,
    It may be rough goin',
    Just to do your thing's the hardest thing to do.

    But you've gotta make your own music
    Sing your own special song,
    Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along.

    So if you cannot take my hand,
    And if you must be goin',
    I will understand.

    But you've gotta make your own music
    Sing your own special song,
    Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along.
    But you've gotta make your own music
    Sing your own special song,
    Make your own kind of music...

  24. Lucifer

    4 8 15 16 23 42 ♾

  25. Christina Burke

    You know this was a Cass Elliott solo hit, right? You really should correct this mistake. Cass was the better of the two ladies. Why do you list it as Mamas and Papas if it was Cass solo?

  26. Spec1m3n

    Time to press the button brotha

  27. Emy34

    The Middle brought me here. Sue Heck 😃

  28. Gab Kurt99

    P.s. don't forget ti press "execute"

  29. Gab Kurt99

    Ci vediamo in un'altra vita, fratello...<3

  30. music man 69

    Rest in peace mrs. Horn

  31. Jeff Collins

    22 of the others watched this

  32. Guitarsthatkill

    Damned straight. Timeless.

  33. redraider 55

    love ths track

  34. jerry caughron

    CASS,Thank you for making the 1960's so special!. I MISS YOU!

  35. faunaflage

    The production on this is amazing. That kick is so thick! The strings are rich but have bite. Everything's clear in the mix. Damn, son!

  36. junior

    Simplesmente amo ...

  37. Oğuzhan Çiftci

    L O S T !

  38. Neil Young

    too much hate in the world let's be brothers and sisters again peace

    Tom Anderson

    Will never happen. Been hate for centuries all over the world and that will not change.

  39. SwiSS Octogon Templars

    Beautiful song 🎵🇬🇧 better than the satanic 😈 LGBT chart music industry ⭐😬👎🐍

    mar jk

    Thank you for your honesty and observations 👍👍👍 Spread you message 😁😀

  40. Rose White

    Cass was so beautiful and what an amazing singer what a legend

  41. Lady Jupiter

    This song was played the other day on the radio at work and I remarked that whoever has done the up to date version was very good, but it wasn't a patch on the original.  The much younger people were surprised and said "was this done before?" to which I replied "yes it was, about 40 years ago, by the Mamas & Papas."  They thought it was a brand new song!  LOL!

  42. 456swagger

    Man that song still sucks. A real heavy weight group though. Pound for pound the best group of the day.

    Robert Boulay

    456swagger Well aren't you a nasty, hateful little stinko!

  43. bud ekins

    Instant classic.

  44. Franki Giovannetti

    Sue from The Middle.

  45. John Baldwin

    Melody A+++++++++

  46. John Langston

    Eat your heart out Paloma Faith...You cant touch the original

  47. mike sull

    the mamas and popers were years ahead of there time .and I don't think you will see the likes again.I'm from Liverpool England .RIP the lads and Cass love you and always will.

  48. Paul Tasker

    So moving, goosebumps!

  49. Salvatore Aversa

    Love this song beautiful xx🏍🏍🇺🇸🇮🇹🇬🇧☕️🍫

  50. Stephen Little

    Never watched Lost. My relatives of an older generation listened to this when they were going out

  51. Carol Coates

    Great loss! x

  52. Tina Jane Oxnam.

    i like this song from mamas & papas & paloma faith.😆

  53. Bill Sahagen

    Well at least lost and Dexter have good taste. Making a 60/70s classic fresh again

  54. Goatlips

    By Mama Cass Elliot, get it right. *Edit*

    Robert Boulay

    Goatlips Exactly! I remember it being released it was Cass Elliot

  55. Joe Ab

    fab song  what a vioce

  56. Marielle Murphy

    I have always loved that song.

  57. Brian Rapp

    2018. SAVE. #1. DJ. LAUREL. CYN. MIMI. CHEN. RULES canyonlocalfilmscom

  58. 4string59

    Not The Mamas & Papas. Cass Elliot all by herself.

  59. PercivalGull1

    This is a Cass Elliot solo song and not a Mamas & Papas song.

  60. Joey Jolley

    Anyone want to organize another Summer of Love and this time, keep the Counterculture alive and well?

    Chase Green

    Joey Jolley I know I’m late to the reply, but sure! I’m down lol

  61. Joey Jolley

    Let's bring back thee Counterculture! I'd be willing to tolerate their strange ways in exchange for their great music!

  62. Joey Jolley

    Wonderful song! But it does make me think of "The Partridge Family" when I hear it.

  63. suburban60sKid

    the singer is Cass Elliot, NOT The Mama's & Papas. Also the song is correctly titled "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" which was first recorded by the Will-O-Bees in 1968, and covered by many others after Mama Cass Elliot had a top 40 and easy listening hit with it in summer of 1969

  64. Marcin K.

    Eko: John!
    Locke: I was wrong...

  65. SfideInGames

    Desmond 4 8 15 16 23 42 <3

  66. Pia Hansen

    Man to be back in the 60's....:)

  67. Baskerville22

    Cass made the group what it was. SHE had the voice




    4 8 15 16 23 42


    Plz be my freind

    Bill Sahagen

    4 Webber 8 Kobe 15 Artest 16 Gasol 23 Jordan 42 worthy

  70. jon Gordon

    voix extraordinaire et inoubliable

  71. classiclistener01

    WOW! All the references to "LOST" are giving this song a great new revival...just like "The Walking Dead" did for the Bee Gees; "Django Unchained" did for Jim Croce; and, "Preacher" will do this season for Dexy's Midnight Runners. Awesome! :)

    Piede85 Gameplay

    I love this song with or without lost.

  72. RudeDude 4729

    Drop the gun

  73. marco internoscia

    Zio Desmond

  74. Bastian G Prestor

    I love lost

  75. j p


  76. Garden Organic

    5 9 16 24 43

  77. Yafeth Romero

    I just came here to say 4 8 15 16 23 42 lol. I really love Lost series ❤️

  78. Mom's Spaghetti

    Mama Cass choked on a sandwich huh..

    John F Kennedy.

    She Died from a Heart Attack due From losing 70 Pounds causing her heart to Stress, Wich Triggered it, yes her Sandwich was Untouched. And she also died in her sleep.


    Ham sandwich!


    False dramatic story as usual. She tragically died in her sleep she was brilliant.

  79. Limbos Vi

    Before Lost came Beautiful Thing> Lost

    ferdy pereira

    Dream a little dream of me 🍷🍷🍷

  80. Kathy Anderson

    Miss Lost!


    They're bringing it back!


    Mr Lost!

    Nigel H-w

    I seen all 6 series and it lost me in 5 n 6 what the hell was it all about lol was they alive wasnt they alive etc etc lol

  81. Alexander Loves Women

    I find Mama Cass to be a particularly haunting historical figure. Just the irony of this happy, up-beat song combined with her unique and at times bizarre (and dysfunctional) life is rather chilling. I think she's pretty amazing, but just reading her full Wikipedia (and watching 2x01 of Lost of course) and then listening to this again... I get rather uncomfortable chills.

    Roger Jones

    I found your comment interesting Alexander. I too find Cass Elliot to be a haunting historical figure and one I can't help feeling pity for.

  82. Mr Rager

    Jack .....Jack......JACK

  83. André Toscano de Oliveira

    The group is awesome!!!!

  84. Федор Тищенко

    LOST (S2E1) and Dexter (S8E2&8)...

    Michael Němčík

    seen everything then shazamed

  85. Karol Jaworek

    lost <3

  86. Deadly

    Lost <3

  87. Michael

    The fact that Cass Elliot's genius voice has to be associated with the overrated travesty that was Lost is sad.


    It was a good show for some, depends on their tastes. I do agree that people shouldn't know about Cass only because of LOST, she was an amazing singer and should be remembered by more people in todays generation. In my opinion LOST using her song as a tribute. Anyways, Cass Eliott was an amazing singer and this generation mostly remembers her from LOST, but cut them some slack. Most people weren't alive in her era. I was introduced to her by LOST and Ive been a fan of the Mamas and The Papas ever since.


    Had you even heard of this song before Lost brought it to people's attention? How do you think people become aware of songs that were released in the '60s, or any time in the distant past, when they are rarely heard now? You'd rather people never learnt of them? Ok. :'(

    Bill Sahagen

    The writers were lost after season 2.

    Jonathan P.

    millers3888 your garbage


    This is the most ironic shit I've ever read! LOL

  88. rahmsu

    This song brings back so many memories to the 'Lost' fans :)

    Waltraud M

    I'm a very new fan...

    CrazyAT Videos

    IKR!!!! Lost is soooo good and now I love this song♥️♥️♥️♥️😊😊😊

  89. Jamie Dallas

    the best music will be written by hyde anyway

  90. Simone Chinzari

    dexter brought me here

    Bill Sahagen

    Simone Chinzari but will you stay?

  91. Sam C

    See you in another life, brotha'!

    Matt Gilbert

    love that reference


    "Brotha" makes me wanna speak like that...

  92. dinah schanz

    One of my favorite voices of all time.

  93. Nick Tracy

    I knew this song the second I heard it in lost and I was like hey I know this one.

  94. taha guelzim

    soyer ( james ) and hurley 

    Siwy Brzoski

    taha guelzim Sawyer* :)

  95. Jan Trunečka

    I will call you on a Christmas time, my love Penny