You 'bout to make me slam yo' back clean out 
But i luv her till death do us part 
Though she divorced my pop the hard way 
Back in nineteen "yassey" for the past sixteen years 
I took on the responsibility of daddy
Ma ol' burd, puttin a real buzz in my ear makin sho' it marinate 
And not go out the other ear 
Guess who? stood beside me when why'all wouldn't force fed when I 
Couldn't lift a spoon to my skull 

God is good, God is kind mimmicin' her taught me how to say mine 
Grace improvised wit bakin' soda when it wasn't no toothpaste 
Now what that went with my ol' burd cried tears of joy 
When she heard I wasn't gon' serve time for possession 
Of the "sawed off" runnin' out of spurs 
When I came home blowed and couldn't find the key hole, guess who 
Unlocked the doors, my Ol' burd puttin' my hairs out 
I better eat before you bug me to death 

Shut-up you old ungrateful ass nigga, she trying to help yo' ass
I wasn't ready to eat yet but I enjoyed the dinner she said, "I'm glad" 
Slid down my esophagus wit ease, even though she have this skin disease 
That won't allow me to gain weight do my own eyes deceive me 
Guess who tuck me in before I started drivin' this Benz 
Again & again, told me not to and when I did
Guess who beat the dog shit outta me kid 
My momma didn't play, shit, I had to pick the switches 
You guess who!

My momma, destination unknown, went out on her own 
She was barely even grown and became my momma 
I never knew my dad, so even when the times got bad 
I was glad cause I had my momma 
For so long she had to be strong 
I know at certain times she was wrong 
But she still my momma, it still amazes me 
The Lord had to help her raise me judging from the way I used to be 
My momma, the biggest player that I know I love her so 
Hell everything I got I owe to my momma 

Thank you for caring, thank you for sharing yo' luv 
I guess that was yo' way of preparing 
Yo' son to be the one and not the two 
To make you and my daddy's dream come true 
But what a surprise a car wreck left you paralyzed 
The sheet was pulled over yo' eyes when the doctor advised 
The family that you might not ever talk again 
But you talkin' so I know that you gon' walk again 
But take yo time, guess who's the inspiration for the rhyme, my momma 

Who was the first to hold you in some arms 
The first to change your diaper when your stomach wasn't calm 
Your momma, wit that drama brought you into this world 
From a world of down under 
I wonder now she know when I was lying, when I was telling the truth 
With the proof she would explain how I've been skipping school 
With that boys putting wholes on my back with the same belt 
Around my waist that held my pants up 
Takin' back only got you closer to Southern Bell 

Got your forehead swell 
I swear she knew when it was real or when it was fake like Clampetts 
With dreads and if I couldn't handle a situation then I fled 
Behind closed doors I froze, in Garnett holes I rose 
Who that hell got my bond 
Standing in front of that two-inch glass 
A woman ready to hand the cash over for her son
My mama!!
Sometimes we get it on, I know at times I'm wrong 

Lookin' into my eyes just to let me know she tried is enough for me 
I'm callin' a truce it seems we more like brother and sister 
Even though she pay the bills wit the mister 
Brought me home in '72 and gave me all she had 
Cause I was left at birth she knew it could work 
Since she gave me the first chance my song and dance 
Pearl, my world, what would I do without her spark 
Probably be on the street wit nothin' to eat but I got a happy home 

Ever since my first day it's heaven sent now I know 
What it's meant when I say 
I appreciate what you've done and what you do your only son, 
Guess who?
The only one that cares for real and really understands how I feel 
Help me over come my fears and never left me through the years 
So I dedicate this song for you, for all that you brought me through 
I know there will never be another that will love me like my mother