Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson

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Lyrics

Don't Tell My Momma

Written By: Erik Anderson & Doug Anderson

Don't tell my momma I drank bad whiskey,
She knows my choices in this life were risky,
Don't tell my momma half of the truth,
Cause she can look in my eyes and see all the proof

I'm living my life like it is a dare,
Smokin and drinking like I'm going to the chair,
I am the sole reason for all her grey hair,
But if your to ask her she don't have a care,

She crossed her fingers and prayed to God to keep me out of the bars and off the streets,
She spent her whole life taking care of me,
Now I've let her down by becomming what I've come to be

Don't tell my momma I drank bad whiskey,
She knows my choices in this life were risky,
Don't tell my momma half of the truth,
Cause she can look in my eyes and see all the proof

Now she tells all her friends that I'm doing alright
Then she says a short prayer for me every night
After all I'm her baby what else can she do
After all of these years hell it ain't nothing new

So, don't tell my momma I drank bad whiskey,
She knows my choices in this life were risky,
Don't tell my momma half of the truth,
Cause she can look in my eyes and see 90 proof.

Muddy Feet (Marlena's Song)

Written By: Erik Anderson & Doug Anderson

Note: Given our current immigration situation in this country, I hope this will help open a few eyes to see that we are all from somewhere else when it comes down to it.

Lyrics:

She didn't come for no vacation
Looking for an occupation
some honest work... what could it hurt?
She made her way through the muddy water
like the man who brought her taught her
It didn't hurt...it all seemed to work

Wipe the mud off your cold wet feet
get on the bus, and go to sleep
they don't bother her... what can they do?
The water smelled like milk and honey
Pretty soon she’d be makin’
money to send back home...
oh, 'cause she's all alone

Marlena, girl we love you we just can’t save ya

She dreamed of home and all her family
She knew her leaving didn't make them happy
but she had to go... she was all on her own
She cleans your house and she tends your children
and helps us with the life your livin’,
at half the price... ain't that nice?

She wipes the mud off her cold wet feet
gets on the bus, and goes to sleep
She doesn’t bother you, what can she do?
Her tears smelled like milk and honey
Now she’s savin’ up her money
to go back home...
cause she's all alone

Marlena, girl we love you we just can’t save ya

And if you think she don’t belong here
Take a long look in your mirror
You’re both the same
She’s got a name
Tell me where your grandpa come from
Chances are he was looking for some honest work
What did it hurt?

He wiped the mud off his cold wet feet
Got on a train and he fell asleep
They didn’t bother him
Naw, they just let him in
The harbor smelled like milk and honey
Pretty soon he was a makin’ money to build a home
And he was not alone

She didn’t come for no vacation
Just looking for an occupation
Some honest work
What could it hurt?