From the album COUNTRY

Lyrics

Mama Don’t Cry
(N.Lawson/D.Effren ©2017)

Verse:
She walked along the ocean
In the story of her life
And she thought of what it means to be
A mother and a wife
And she prayed to God each day
For the world she hoped to find
But she never took a second look
At the life she left behind

Chorus:
Mama don’t cry
Don’t start to wonder why
I know that you have loved me all my life
Mama don’t cry
Raise your head and smile
You know that I have loved you all my life
You taught to keep reaching for the sky
But now it’s your turn to fly

Verse II:
I walked along the airfield
And I dreamed about the day
I’d be old enough to earn my wings
And finally fly away
I just knew I had to see
The world beyond my door
So I packed my bags and said goodbye
I know there’s so much more

Chorus:
Mama don’t cry
Don’t start to wonder why
I know that you have loved me all my life
Mama don’t cry
Raise your head and smile
You know that I have loved you all my life
You taught to keep reaching for the sky
But now it’s my turn to fly

Bridge:
Over the years I grew and filled with pride
Volunteered to fly to defend our side
Well, I served my country and I did my best
But my heart was somewhere back in the west
A voice calling me back home
I held my breath then dropped the phone

Verse III:
I stood besidese my mother
Teardrops falling from my eyes
And I held her hand
And whispered “Mom, I don’t want you to die”
And I thanked her for her love
And the sacrifice she made
And I tried to smile and I kissed her head
As I held her close and prayed

Chorus:
Mama don’t cry
I don’t want to say goodbye
I know that you have loved me all my life
Mama don’t cry
I’ve traveled many miles
To tell you I have loved you all my life
You know that I will always be your child
But now it’s your turn to fly

 
Copyright © Dale Effren 2018