"Mama" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
Who stooped low at the kitchen table crying to herself when we weren't home?
Cause the bills just kept on coming, how could she do it single mother alone?
Who worked 16 hours just the other day breaking her back, her pride, her bones?
So that we wouldn't ever have to do the same, never have to groan and moan, when were on our own

Mama, from as deep inside as I can see
Mama, with all the love you've given me
Mama, I sing my heart for you today
Mama, and still its not enough to say...

Who taught me how to be a black woman, how to rock the world in stride?
To grow my dreams up off my shoulders, to always be with Jah Jah by my side?
Who taught me of joy and pain, that the two will ever go hand in hand?
Showed me laughter's lover named sadness, why has it taken me so long to understand?


Who loves more than the sun in the sky, giving far more than a heart really should?
Who would give away her life for mine, sacrifice her freedom when I don't think I could?
Who stays up and can't sleep at night, cause she's worrying we're out in the world somewhere?
But gets up just the same at 4 in the morning to run in dedication of justice everywhere?


How much I thank you
How much I miss you
How much I love you
How much I hope someday I grow to be
just like you

Lyrics submitted by dejavula

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