“Oh Mama,” written by Donna Gentile in 2006, is a prison tune and a dialogue between mother and daughter. It was inspired by “Troop 1500” and is dedicated to mothers in prison and their daughters.

Oh mother, where are you, I need you here at home, you left me all alone
Oh sweetheart, I’m sorry, I made a grave mistake, and here I lie awake
Today I made a gift that I want to give to you
I gave it to the man who sweeps the floors at school

Oh mama, I’m growing but you’re not here to see, I pray you’ll soon be free
It’s time to be strong now and hold onto the dream, have faith in what will be
Please know the things I did they had nothing to do with you
I didn’t think about the pain from things we’d lose

CHORUS:
Check out the scene
Make a choice to stay clean
Hold onto the dream child
And take a higher road
I’ll meet you on the other side

Oh mommy, be with me, I’m so scared of the night, this doesn’t feel so right
Oh baby, I love you, I’m never very far, just wish upon a star
Today I made a wish that I wouldn’t have to go
Back to that awful place, that prison that’s your home

Oh mother, where are you, I need you here at home, you left me all alone
Oh sweetheart, I’m sorry, I made a grave mistake, and here I lie awake
These wire fences cage my crime, but not my soul
Follow your dreams in life and take a higher road

CHORUS (x2)
Check out the scene
Make a choice to stay clean
Hold onto the dream child
And take a higher road
I’ll meet you on the other side

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