Devvon Terrell – Dear Mama


Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
Man I was fly
But now I understand adults eyes and what kids see
You knew from birth that your child was destined to be the richest

Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
Never knew we was broke, it never really hit me
But little did I notice you was crying
Auntie Jackie told stories ‘bout you and the struggle
[Verse 1]
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
You protected me, throwin’ them shades on so I couldn’t see
Sent me to college with all them loans mean something
But there was nothing left, whole plate was empty
[Chorus]

Wakin’ up 5 in the morning just to drop me at the neighbor’s house

Yeah, tell me how you did it, tell me how you did it
These are things that I can’t forgot
‘Cause not for nothing, I really owe you my life, and that’s why you got it comin’
[Verse 2]
You so tired, I wish I knew that
[Intro]
Every morning I wake up and now I’m feeling great
Why you do that?
You took me to Disney World

For years I wanted to get you a place, and look ma, now we here
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
Paint you the perfect picture when I get that paint, just gotta wait
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
But we still boarded them planes every summer, yea
Winter had Northface’s and Timbs, I was stuntin’, yea
[Chorus]
I heard I ate first, then you ate after
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
Know you can’t afford it
God gave me the greatest mother, man I call it fate
Dear mama, dear mama, dear mama
You kept my head my shoulders
But now that I know I’m working so hard to get your life back
You could barely put on your shoes, but my shirt was ironed