Mama Knew

Story Behind The Song

This song talks about how we always think we know everything when we're growing up, but as we get older, we realize our parents were smarter than we knew.

Song Description

The person in this song is a little rebellious, but comes to the realization that her parents have her best interests at heart.

Song Length 4:43 Genre Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Content Subject Love for Child, Happiness
Similar Artists Shawn Colvin, Lady Antebellum Language English
Era 2000 and later


Mama Knew

It's Sunday morning, I'm trying to sleep in.
And my mama says, girl, you know, you know it's a sin.
God protects you all week long.
It's his angels' care that keeps you from harm.
Can't you spend one hour with him?

I give in, I'm sitting in the back pew.
Making plans for having fun I'll have when the service is through.
Then I remember all the ways
When I felt God's care, a touch of His grace.
And I'm ashamed my grateful moments are few.

Mama knew, and daddy did, too.
What was fair, what was wrong, what's the right thing to do.
They made complicated things so plain.
I wish, I wish they were with me again.
When life seemed too much, too soon,
Mama and daddy knew.

He's late again, daddy says this isn't right.
If he really care for you, that boy would be here on time.
You deserve love and respect.
Find someone who will give you their best.
Make him earn being your valentine.

I'm not where I need to be
But I have come this far because they loved me.
They just loved me.


Lyrics Elizabeth Butler Music Elizabeth Butler
Producer Troy Warren, Jr and Elizabeth Butler Publisher Running Home Records, LLC
Performance Elizabeth Butler, Troy Warren, Jr, Paul Killingsworth, Frank DeBretti, Rachel Paternostro, David Paternostro, Kira Small
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Ionut Mirel Udrea Wonderful Songs 8/22/2015
Ionut Mirel Udrea My Favourites Songs 8/22/2015
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Country Songs 8/22/2015

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