Lee Ann Womack. "Mama Lost Her Smile". New Live Music Video.

Lee Ann Womack performs her song "Mama Lost Her Smile," from her 2017 album, "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone," live in The Current studio. Jonathan Trebing plays guitar.

Lyrics

 

I ain't got much to go on, just a box of photographs

And every picture tells a story, but every story has two halves

I keep 'em separated in before-and-after piles

And somewhere in the middle is where mama lost her smile

Somewhere in the summer back in 1982

Daddy took a job in town and we all had to move

I feel like there's one missing, I've felt it for a while

One that's gonna tell me how mama lost her smile

 

But you don't take pictures of the bad times

We only wanna remember all the sunshine

We don't live in pictures, this is real life

And they're about as different as black and white

 

I don't know why it matters, I just know it does

It's not like it'll change things to find out what it was

She would never tell us, that just ain't her style

But I wish I knew the reason why mama lost her smile

 

But you don't take pictures of the bad times

We only wanna remember all the sunshine

We don't live in pictures, this is real life

And they're about as different as black and white

 

We're all a little older

And we're all a little worn

We're a little faded

And we're all a little torn

 

But you don't take pictures of the bad times

We only wanna remember all the sunshine

We don't live in pictures, this is real life

And they're about as different as black and white

 

I ain't got much to go on, just a box of photographs

Every picture tells a story, and every story has two halves

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