My momma told me,
"chile, you need to keep yourself from harm.
Happiness don't come free,
From pain and suffering and people who don't
Give a darn."
"You gotta live baby,
Full of that passion the lord gave you,
And some day just maybe,
He'll turn himself around and realize that
You were his truth."
"Be smart my baby girl,
You have so much yet to give,
Keep that heart out of this churl,
You gots to keep on keepin' on with this life
You have to live."
"Such a fool, darlin' of mine,
Would tarnish that smile you wear so well;
You're gonna be just fine,
And I hope that boy finds his way out of his
"Ah my sweet little baby,
He'll see in his good sweet time,
That his wrongs were just maybe,
The biggest mistake he made when he stopped
Your eyes' sweet shine."
"And I know you hurt,
Deep down in that tender heart you keep so pure,
But don't you dare stay inert;
You gonna find someone great some day and of this
I am sure."
"And I know those eyes
Have seen their share of slow rollin' tears,
But the heart you must not despise,
But the ones who instill those
"And chile I know,
Just what you goin' through here today,
Yet this I'm sure will help you grow,
Into a lady more beautiful and graceful each and
"Sweet baby girl don't you
Dare shed one more tear from those eyes,
Listen here to my truth;
No boy is worth those precious tears
That you cry."