But even her saying that struck me as weird
Why did she feel those words I needed to hear?

from Joe Budden – Momma Said Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Joe uses subtle but clever wordplay on “feel” to describe how he was unprepared for the words that his mom said to him. The words his mom said to him were literal feelings (love) and how she actually “feels” create the pun.

He found it weird that she would choose this exact time to tell him these things. He’s wondering if there was a specific reason for her sudden words of love.

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