(Randy Travis/Marvin Coe)
Mama always prayed that I'd be a better man than daddy
And I determined not to let her down
Deserted by the man she loved and left to raise four children
We were the local gossip of the town.
I promised her that I'd live right and not be like the others
But I wound up in jail on Chrismas day
I told her I'd be home and not to worry 'bout my brothers