Mama Tried

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The first thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
And a young'un's dream of growing up to ride
On a freight train leaving town
Not knowing where I'm bound
And no one could change my mind but Mama tried

One and only rebel child
From a family meek and mild
My mama seemed to know what lay in store
Despite all my Sunday learning
Towards the bad I kept on turning
Till Mama couldn't hold me anymore

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried

Dear old Daddy, rest his soul
Left my mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
Wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right but I refused

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried

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from Trade Heroes, released September 2, 2016
Music & Lyrics by Merle Haggard

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Trade Heroes Los Angeles, California

In every field, be it music or carpentry, there are those who do their jobs so well that they inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Trade Heroes, the band, are not those people. Still, they try their best to channel their own inspirations into original music– striving for that sweet spot between heavy and catchy, light and dark, classic and current: like the Last Waltz by way of CBGB. ... more

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