When Mama Prayed Lyrics

Randy Travis


publisher: ©KOBALT MUSIC PUB AMERICA INC , OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
writers: Paul Lester Overstreet, Rory Lee
album: Track 3 in album Rise and Shine
release date: 2002-12-9
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Gospel
length: 4:43

Cover Art

Randy Travis Rise and Shine cover art
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Daddy never went to church on Sunday
He said that's one thing I'll never do
But mama never gave up she said one day
He'll be sitting here beside of me and you
I can still hear mama softly talking
With her tears falling on her folded hands
So that Easter Sunday Daddy walked in
That's when I began to understand

When mama prayed, good things happen
When mama prayed, lives were changed
Not much more than five foot tall
But mountains big and small crumbled all away
When mama prayed

Seventeen and wild I hit the bottle
Doing anything I dang well please
Burning down life's highway at full throttle
While mama burned a candle on her knees
Then one night I came home half sober
I saw mama kneeling in the den
As I listened she and Jesus talked it over
And I knew my restless days were 'bout to end

When mama prayed, good things happen
When mama prayed, lives were changed
Not much more than five foot tall
But mountains big and small crumbled all away
When mama prayed

It isn't like every one of them got answered
But the times they weren't it seems to me were rare
You almost felt sorry for the devil
'Cause heaven knows he didn't have a prayer
When mama prayed

Not much more than five foot tall
But mountains big and small crumbled all away
When mama prayed
They crumbled all away
When mama prayed






Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Raise Him Up
  • 2 Rise and Shine
  • 3 When Mama Prayed
  • 4 I'm Ready
  • 5 Three Wooden Crosses
  • 6 That's Jesus
  • 7 Pray for the Fish
  • 8 Jerusalem's Cry
  • 9 Keep Your Lure in the Water
  • 10 If You Only Knew
  • 11 Everywhere We Go
  • 12 The Gift
  • 13 Valley of Pain