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  1. Ramona

From the recording Stronger Than You Think

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Lyrics



Written by Michelle Malone

Just last year i got laid off - i say i’m semi-retired
now everyday i walk the dogs for miles
talk to the birds and trees and squirrels, but they never talk back
i don't know what to do with all the time i have

Am
sometimes mama don't remember me
Em
C i sleep on the floor in front of her TV
C D
just to make sure that she can't wonder off again

G D C
She says, “Ramona, how many husbands did I have?”
“Tell me, Ramona, why did I ever leave Birmingham?”
G D Em A
Ramona, let me do it myself, well, i guess i need a little help
C D Em
C’mon, Ramona, help me understand
Dont cry, Ramona, live it while you still can

my daddy was smart, went to medical school
but he started in to drinking too much
his hands began to shake and i guess he lost his touch
When mama and me, we left Baton Rouge
and ended up in Minnesota where the winter’s cruel
i learned a fresh start could hurt like brand new shoes

sometimes mama don't remember me
she pushes me aside and says, “Let me be”
but I won’t, because i’m still her little girl

She says, “Ramona, how many husbands did I have?”
“Tell me, Ramona, why did I ever leave Birmingham?”
G D Em A
Ramona, let me do it myself, well, i guess i need a little help
C D
C’mon, Ramona

She says, “Ramona, how many husbands did I have?”
“Tell me, Ramona, why did I ever leave Birmingham?”
G D Em A
Ramona, let me do it myself, well, i guess i need a little help
C D
C’mon, Ramona, can you make me understand?
dont cry, Ramona, live it while you can
don't cry, don't cry, Ramona ,br>

(Lee Michelle Malone Music/ASCAP)