Oh but Mama, the liquor feels so good in my system so warm in my blood I'll bet you never thought I would've listened but now look at me filling your shoes, so lost in my boots I look a little something like you would've I believe I would reckon.
And Mama have you seen what a mess I've let these men make of me? Most of them built on apologies but they mean what they say and they like to say it when they're mean. Oh, Mama, you should see the things you didn't mean to teach me.
Mama? Please don't be sad, or hurt, or guilted, or shamed, you did the best you could with what we had to our name, My heart's bigger than most and my eyes are wider all the same I'll hold it all on my shoulders I've learned to balance peace with the pain.