"Papa Loved Mama" as written by Kim Williams and Garth Brooks....
Papa drove a truck nearly all his life
You know it drove mama crazy being a trucker's wife
The part she couldn't handle was the being alone
I guess she needed more to hold than just a telephone
Papa called Mama each and every night
Just to ask her how she was and if us kids were alright
Mama would wait for that call to come in
When Daddy'd hang up then she was gone again
Mama was a looker
Lord, how she shined
Papa was a good'n
But the jealous kind
Papa loved Mama
Mama loved men
Mama's in the graveyard
Papa's in the pen
Well, it was bound to happen and one night it did
Papa came home and it was just us kids
He had a dozen roses and a bottle of wine
If he was lookin' to surprise us, he was doin' fine
I heard him cry for mama up and down the hall
Then I heard a bottle break against the bedroom wall
That old diesel engine made an eerie sound
When Papa fired it up and headed into town
Well, the picture in the paper showed the scene real well
Papa's rig was buried in the local motel
The desk clerk said he saw it all real clear
He never hit the brakes when he was shifting gears
Mama was a looker
Lord, how she shined
Papa was a good'n
But the jealous kind
Papa loved Mama
Mama loved men
Mama's in the graveyard
Papa's in the pen


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"Papa Loved Mama" as written by Kim Williams Garth Brooks

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    General CommentBefore I started driving, my mom tried to get me to admit I knew nothing baout it, so she asked, "What do you do while changing gears?" and I told her, "Hit the brake. Duh!" She asked how I knew and I told her that Garth Brook's papa neglected to do so and now he's in the pen. :)) Thanks Garth Brooks!
    TheButleron January 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgreat song..funny how no1 mentioned the meaning, so i will, the story behind this one is simple, its from the viewpoint of a son, who's father was a trucker who was always away, and his mother frequently cheated because she hated to be alone, when the father became aware, he killed the mother with his truck, as the song says "mama's in the graveyard, papa's in the pen"
    evan2006on January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song
    tigger1280on August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGaRtH BrOoKs RoCkZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE EM!!!!!
    amsihclielyleon April 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel bad about your nightmare.Anyways,You'd think in the song he'd share some sentiment about his mothers death.It's still a very good song.Garth Brooks is awesome.
    Binky3050on June 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgarth brooks is probably the only person that could write a happy song about a girl cheating on her husband and him killing her thats why hes the best
    loadertoadon October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totaly agree with you this song has such a sad story behind it but it makes you happy when you sing it and it has such and up beat rythm. i love this song and yes garth brooks rocks!!!
    gone countryon January 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's something to this song... I mean, it'd be a sad, tragic story if it happened in real life, but it's just such a fun song to sing along with.
    captainhastingson May 04, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThe actual meaning of this song is based off of a real life case that occurred in the United States. If anyone can give me information about this case where a truck driver drove his 18 wheeler into a motel and killed his wife, her lover and several others, that would be very helpful.

    Allie_Cloud
    AllieCloudon October 26, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFor some reason this song made me laugh.. im note sure why.. i know thta mite be bad..

    once i had a nitemare that some guy got in a big 18 wheeler and ran over my mom
    MissBehavin1279on April 18, 2004   Link

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