When life gets hard
And you feel that pain
Coming down like the falling rain
And you don't know
Which way to turn
Keep your head up I'll be coming home

And nobody wanted it this way
And nobody had a clue
But we've got to stick together and we're gonna push on through

Mama don't cry
You know it breaks my heart in two
Mama don't cry
You know I still love you
Mama don't cry
We'll do our best to put this behind us
I'll stay by your side just mama don't cry

And as for us
Another lesson learned
When you play with fire baby you're gonna get burned
And in this world
You get what you give
I know now I've got to change just how I live

And nobody wanted it this way
And nobody had a clue
But we got to stick together and we're gonna push on through

Mama don't cry
You know it breaks my heart in two
Mama don't cry
You know I still love you
Mama don't cry
We'll do our best to put this behind us
I'll stay by your side just mama don't cry

And no I'm not looking back
And I've put my anger aside
I guess it's just the way things had to go

Mama don't cry
You know it breaks my heart in two
Mama don't cry
You know I still love you
Mama don't cry
We'll do our best to put this behind us
I'll stay by your side
I'll stay by your side just mama don't cry