"Mama's Broken Heart" as written by Shane L Mcanally, Kacey Musgraves and Brandy Clark....
I cut my bangs with some rusty kitchen scissors
I screamed his name til the neighbors called the cops
I numbed the pain at the expense of my liver
Don't know what I did next all I know, I couldn't stop

Word got around to the barflies and the baptists
My mama's phone started ringin' off the hook
I can hear her now sayin' she ain't gonna have it
Don't matter how you feel, it only matters how you look

Go and fix your make up girl it's, just a break up run an'
Hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady 'cause I
Raised you better, gotta keep it together even when you fall apart,
But this ain't my mama's broken heart

I wish I could be just a little less dramatic like a,
Kennedy when Camelot went down in flames
Leave it to me to be holdin' the matches
When the fire trucks show up and there's nobody else to blame

Can't get revenge and keep a spotless reputation
Sometimes revenge is a choice you gotta make
My mama came from a softer generation
Where you get a grip and bite your lip just to save a little face

Go and fix your make up girl it's, just a break up run an'
Hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady 'cause I
Raised you better, gotta keep it together even when you fall apart,
But this ain't my mama's broken heart

Powder your nose, paint your toes line your lips and keep 'em closed
Cross your legs, dot your I's and never let 'em see you cry

Go and fix your make up well it's, just a break up run an'
Hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady 'cause I
Raised you better, gotta keep it together even when you fall apart,
But this ain't my mama's broken heart


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"Mama's Broken Heart" as written by Shane Mcanally Brandy Lynn Clark

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    General CommentLove the line "Run and hide your crazy and start acting like a lady" It's kinda become a mantra for me.
    BoringGirlon November 27, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaningthe song is about a break up
    'numb the pain at the expense of my liver' means she was drinking
    'the nex thing i know was that i couldn't stop'
    EL3122011on January 20, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretationi think this is about a mother who is very conservative,very close minded and cares more about their reputation than anything else and the singer knows this by this line:

    "I can hear her now sayin' she ain't gonna have it
    Don't matter how you feel, it only matters how you look"

    and the mama sermons her about what she should do to keep herself and the family's reputation from shattering:

    Go and fix your make up girl it's, just a break up run an'
    Hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady 'cause I
    Raised you better, gotta keep it together even when you fall apart,
    jeremyyaon May 02, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI understand the line drinking to numb the pain of life in this case a break up and she could not stop on her own.
    mendelson May 18, 2013   Link

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