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Mama's Hungry Eyes

This song is by George Jones and appears on the album Songs from the Heart (1995).

This song is a cover of "Hungry Eyes" by Merle Haggard.
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Mama's Hungry Eyes
A canvas covered cabin in a crowded labor camp
Stands out in this memory I revile
'Cause my daddy raised a family there with two hard working hand
And tried to feed my mama's hungry eyes

He dreamed of something better and my mamma's faith was strong
And us kids were just too young to realize
That another class of people put us somewhere just below
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

Mamma, never had the luxury she wanted
But it wasn't 'cause my daddy didn't try
She only wanted things she really needed
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

I remember daddy's praying for a better way of life
But I don't recall a change of any size
Just a little loss of courage as their age began to show
And more sadness in my mama's hungry eyes

Mamma never had the luxury she wanted
But it wasn't 'cause my daddy didn't try
She only wanted things she really needed
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

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