Don't Tell Mama Lyrics

Gary Allan


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jerry Lassiter, Kim Williams, William Brock
album: Track 3 in album Smoke Rings in the Dark
release date: 1999-10-26
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:57

Cover Art

Gary Allan Smoke Rings in the Dark cover art
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I was headed north on Highway Five
On a star-lit Sunday night
When a pick-up truck flew by me out of control
As I watched in my headlights
He swerved left then back right
He never hit the brakes
As he left the road

I found him lying in the grass
Among the steel and glass
With an empty whiskey bottle by his side
And through the blood and tears
He whispered in my ear
A few last words just before he died

Don't tell Mama I was drinkin'
Lord knows her soul would never rest
I can't leave this world with Mama thinkin'
I met the Lord with whiskey on my breath

I still think about that night
And how that young man died
And how others sometimes pay for our mistakes
The last thing on his mind
As he left this world behind
Was knowing someone else's heart would break

Don't tell Mama I was drinkin'
Lord knows her soul would never rest
I can't leave this world with Mama thinkin'
I met the Lord with whiskey on my breath

Don't tell Mama I was drinkin'


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Smoke Rings in the Dark
  • 2 Right Where I Need to Be
  • 3 Don't Tell Mama
  • 4 Lovin' You Against My Will
  • 5 Sorry
  • 6 Cryin' for Nothin'
  • 7 Bourbon Borderline
  • 8 Runaway
  • 9 Learning to Live With Me
  • 10 Cowboy Blues
  • 11 I'm the One
  • 12 Greenfields