Papa Loved Mama Lyrics

Garth Brooks


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Garth Brooks, Kim Williams
album: Track 5 in album Ropin' the Wind
release date: 1991-9-10
popularity : 22 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:52

Cover Art

Garth Brooks Ropin' the Wind cover art
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Papa drove a truck nearly all his life
You know it drove mama crazy being a trucker's wife
The part she couldn't handle was the being alone
I guess she needed more to hold than just a telephone
Papa called Mama each and every night
Just to ask her how she was and if us kids were alright
Mama would wait for that call to come in
When Daddy'd hang up then she was gone again
Mama was a looker
Lord, how she shined
Papa was a good'n
But the jealous kind
Papa loved Mama
Mama loved men
Mama's in the graveyard
Papa's in the pen
Well, it was bound to happen and one night it did
Papa came home and it was just us kids
He had a dozen roses and a bottle of wine
If he was lookin' to surprise us, he was doin' fine
I heard him cry for mama up and down the hall
Then I heard a bottle break against the bedroom wall
That old diesel engine made an eerie sound
When Papa fired it up and headed into town
Well, the picture in the paper showed the scene real well
Papa's rig was buried in the local motel
The desk clerk said he saw it all real clear
He never hit the brakes when he was shifting gears
Mama was a looker
Lord, how she shined
Papa was a good'n
But the jealous kind
Papa loved Mama
Mama loved men
Mama's in the graveyard
Papa's in the pen


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Against the Grain
  • 2 Rodeo
  • 3 What She's Doing Now
  • 4 Burning Bridges
  • 5 Papa Loved Mama
  • 6 Shameless
  • 7 Cold Shoulder
  • 8 We Bury the Hatchet
  • 9 In Lonesome Dove
  • 10 The River