I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised Lyrics - Willie Nelson

Release information
Release Date: 2020-4-24
length: 4:12
I can tell my mama's short on loving me
I guess that's why she let me go so far
Mama tried to stop me short of stealing
I guess that's why I had to steal that car

She told me not to smoke it
But I did and it took me far away
And I turned out to be
The only hell my mama ever raised

Well, I rolled into Atlanta
Stolen tags and almost out of gas
I had to get some money
Lately I'd learned how to get it fast
Those neon lights were calling me
And somehow I just had to get downtown
So I reached into the glove box
Another liquor store went down

And I said "Precious memories
Take me back to the good ol' days"
Let me hear my mama sing, "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"
She tried to turn me on to Jesus
But I turned on to the devil's ways
And I turned out to be the only hell my mama ever raised

Well they put them handcuffs on me
Lord how I fought to resist
But the agent clamped 'em tighter
'Til that metal bit into my wrist
They took my belt and my billfold
My fingerprints, and the profile of my face
And then they locked away the only hell my mama ever ever raised

And I'd say "Precious memories
Take me back to the good ol' days"
Let me hear my mama sing, "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"
She tried to turn me on to Jesus
But I turned on to the devil's ways
And I turned out to be the only hell my mama ever raised

And I'd say "Precious memories
Take me back to the good ol' days"
Let me hear my mama sing, "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"
She tried to turn me on to Jesus
But I turned on to the devil's ways
And I turned out to be the only hell my mama ever raised

And I turned out to be the only hell my mama ever raised

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 First Rose of Spring
  • 2 Blue Star
  • 3 I'll Break Out Again Tonight
  • 4 Don't Let the Old Man In
  • 5 Just Bummin' Around
  • 6 Our Song
  • 7 We Are the Cowboys
  • 8 Stealing Home
  • 9 I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised
  • 10 Love Just Laughed
  • 11 Yesterday When I Was Young (Hier Encore)