By: Wayne Brown
Mama always had some funny little sayings
Things that beg a question and give ya a little boost
Rollin’off the tongue like words a-playin’
Ya know them chickens gonna come home to roost?
Mama would get mad and shout them out at will
Like she was tellin’ tales or spinning a big yarn
Close that door you’re runnin’ up my electric bill
Were you born and raised in an old farmer’s barn?
Mama would tell us go out and cut me a switch
But we were feelin feisty bettin’ on our luck
I’m fixin’ to make your little butts twitch
When I’m through, your butt won’t hold shuck!
Mama pushed us to be all we could possibly be
To study hard and get all our shinin’ and buffin’
Don’t say ‘can’t, don’t say ‘can’t to me
Because ‘Can’t’ never could do nothin’!
Mama didn’t like us hangin’ out with the crowd
She said our friendships needed some repeal
The crowd around us was just rowdy and loud
Couldn’t pour pee out of a boot; instructions on the heel!
Mama said better leave all those bad habits alone
For if we did them the public would soon loathe
Said it would make nothin’ of us but skin and bone
How drugs make ya’ stupid; how smokin’ stunts ya’growth!
Mama said we’d all be grown up ourselves one fine day
She said our carefree youthful days would be through
She said we’d likely have our own high price to pay
When the kids that you birthed turn out just like you!
Mama said to dream big for life is all an adventure
She wanted us to grow up true, honest, and unbent
Said get a good education; prepare well for the future
Said I just might grow up to be the President!
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